It’s common for any tech company to go through legal troubles and the same has been the case for HTC. Three years ago, HTC faced Immersion in a battle where the latter claimed that the haptic feedback feature also known as touch feed back was theirs. Immersion brought claims not only against HTC but Motorola as well and accused the companies for infringing six of its patents.
Motorola eventually settled out of court but HTC decided to fight back. Back to the present, there is finally an end to the tunnel as a ruling seems to be in the works.
The district court judge has dismissed all but two of the claims by Immersion. Litigation will be continued for the rest of the allegedly infringed patents. As expected, Immersion is not happy and will still do all it can do get an appeal to go through. It wants the decision to be overturned and all the claims to go to court.
CEO and president of Immersion, Victor Viegas had this to say about the matter:
We are pleased with the Court’s decision to rule in our favor with respect to two of our strongest patents in suit. While it is always expected that certain patent claims will be trimmed during the course of litigation we are disappointed in the judge’s procedural interpretation, believe we have a strong basis for overturning it, and are considering appropriate avenues for relief. In light of this ruling, we remain extremely confident in our case and look forward to the upcoming trial.”
Source: Android Authority