HTC Fights Back With Counter-Suit Against Apple

Rough week for Apple: First an analyst report declared that Android is outselling the iPhone, and now HTC, a major maker of Android-based phones, is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPods.

The lawsuit is likely in reaction to Apple’s lawsuit filed against HTC in March. Both are claiming that the two companies are infringing on intellectual property related to mobile phones. In HTC’s complaint, it outlines five HTC patents that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) products are infringing on. Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s VP of North America, said in a release: “We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones.