As you may have heard, Apple has filed some legal action against HTC regarding some of its cell phone technology relating back to the iPhone. HTC disagrees and has issued a press release to express the company’s position as such.
HTC states that it “will fully defend itself” against any lawsuits and legal action that Apple may take. The company “strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies.” They also “embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possibile.” This comes from HTC CEO Peter Chou.
To further reiterates its stance on technological innovation, the HTC press release reminds the public that HTC was the first to create a Windows PDA, Windows phone, EVDO smartphone, gesture-based smartphone, Google Android smartphone, and 4G WiMAX smartphone. HTC prides itself in being unique and pushing the envelope.
How will Apple respond to this response? This could prove to be an interesting battle indeed, as Steve Jobs is never one to back down from a fight.