Former Apple Subsidiary Loses Patent Dispute Against HTC, Huawei and ZTE

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USA based FlashPoint Technology has lost a patent infringement case against a number of smartphone manufacturers.

The US International Trade Commission ruled that HTC, Huawei and ZTE did not infringe on digital camera patents held by FlashPoint Technology, which is a spin-off company from Apple.

FlashPoint Technology had claimed infringement of four patents, and although it later dropped one patent from the claim, the US ITC ruled that the other three were not infringed either.

Had it won, it could have sought an import ban on their smartphones into the USA. However, as the complaint was filed back in 2012, so an import ban would have been likely to only affect discontinued models anyway.

As of 2006, the last time their website was updated, FlashPoint Technology claimed to have 80 patents, and 100 patents pending.

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