TAIPEI--Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (2498.TW) said Thursday it has decided not to appeal a U.S. patent case that it lost against Apple Inc. (AAPL) earlier this year.
U.S. trade body International Trade Commission ruled in February that Apple's mobile devices don't violate HTC's patent for power management, marking another loss for the Taiwanese firm against Apple.
The case is one of a series of legal battles between the two tech titans. So far, HTC has had a mixed record in its struggle against Apple. The company previously lost a complaint in which it said Apple's devices violated patents held by S3 Graphics, a firm HTC purchased with the intent of using the firm's intellectual-property portfolio to protect itself against lawsuits.
Meanwhile, the ITC found in December that HTC had infringed an Apple patent for detecting useful data, such as a phone number in an email.
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