Apple loses bid to ban HTC phones

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HTC burned for $40 million as cloud gaming startup OnLive implodes

Although Apple scored a big victory in its efforts to muck up Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales last week, it will have no such satisfaction for HTC Android devices just yet. All Things D reports that the International Trade Commission has denied Apple’s request for an emergency ban on “pretty much any HTC smartphone or tablet running on Google’s Android operating system.” This doesn’t mean that HTC is out of the woods all together, however, since the ITC has agreed to investigate whether HTC has been skirting rules around previous import bans by giving misleading statements to customs officials, claiming that the company had already altered their phones’ technology to avoid infringing on Apple’s patents.

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