The patent war continues: HTC files countersuit against Apple using recently acquired HP patents

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HTC is going on the offensive on their patent war with Apple, and has filed ounterclaims against Apple in the Southern District of Florida using two patents it acquired from HP last December. The patents cover U.S. Patent No. 7,571,221 on “installation of network services in an embedded network server” which they say is present in numerous Apple products, which include  products like the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S,  iPod Touch, iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad. Another patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,120,684 on a “method and system for central management of a computer network” is present on Apple’s Apple Remote Desktop, Apple Profile Manager, and/or products and services that use Apple Remote Desktop and Apple Profile Manager. We’re not entirely sure how this will affect the current patent landscape, as both companies are currently embroiled in an expensive patent suit that they cannot afford to lose.

Source: FOSS Patents