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HTC Announces the Patents for Which It’s Suing Apple

Remember the whole “HTC sues Apple” story from yesterday? We remind you that back in March Apple sued HTC for infringing 20 or so of its patents and now HTC is counter-suing, for the violation of 5 of its patents. The Taiwanese company wants the iPhone, iPad and iPod to be banned from the US market, but till then, let’s have a look at the patents in question.

Here’s the list of patents, according to Phandroid.com:

“U.S. PATENT NO. 6,999,800
Method for power management of a smart phone

– A method for power management of a smart phone having a power system, a mobile phone system operated in a standby, sleep, connection or off mode, and a PDA system operated in a normal, sleep or off mode

U.S. PATENT NO. 7,716,505
Power control methods for a portable electronic device

– A power control method for a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device comprises a power supply unit and a volatile memory for storing data when the power supply unit supplies power thereto. First, the portable electronic device is set to enter a deep sleep mode. Then, data accessed from the volatile memory is transferred to a non-volatile memory. Finally, except for maintaining sufficient power to restore the device, the power supply unit is turned off.

U.S. PATENT NO. 5,541,988
Telephone dialler with a personalized page organization of telephone directory memory

– An advanced telephone dialler has been described, incorporating a fast retrieval and dial telephone directory. The system simplifies the use of the telephone directory by using a single sliding or rotary key for scanning and selection of the name and number to be dialled and one button for speed dialling of the selected number.

U.S. PATENT NO. 6,058,183
Telephone dialler with a personalized page organization of telephone

– An advanced telephone dialler has been described, incorporating a fast retrieval and dial telephone directory. The system simplifies the use of the telephone directory by using a single sliding or rotary key for scanning and selection of the name and number to be dialled and one button for speed.

U.S. PATENT NO. 6,320,957
Telephone dialler with easy access memory

– An advanced telephone dialler has been described, incorporating a fast retrieval and dial telephone directory. The system simplifies the use of the telephone directory by using a single sliding or rotary key for scanning and selection of the name and number to be dialled and one button for speed dialling of the selected number. ”

Nokia and Apple also had a legal beef at some point this year, suing each other, but they’ll continue their dispute in 2012 or so, as the legal sources have claimed. Will HTC share the Finns’ fate?

[via Phandroid]