HTC has since lodged some additional
patent infringement complaints with the International Trade Commission, but an ITC judge has now ruled on HTC's first complaint
against Apple from back in May of 2010, finding no violation of the patents in question
on the part of Apple. As FOSS Patents
notes, however, the ruling hardly puts an end to the dispute between the two companies, and HTC certainly seems to be in it for the long haul. Its general counsel told CNET
that "this is only one step of many in these legal proceedings," and that, "we are confident we have a strong case for the ITC appeals process and are fully prepared to protect our intellectual property."