Tag - S3 Graphics
HTC has confirmed it wishes to complete the purchase of S3 Graphics, in an effort to boost its patent portfolio. After mulling the buyout last year, HTC has publicly confirmed that it sees the graphics chipset designer's 270-patent portfolio as an asset. Speaking at the annual shareholders' general meeting, HTC general counsel Grace Lei labeled the S3 portfolio as "valid and strong" following the "cautious assessment."
The ITC in a new ruling (PDF) upheld its decision that Apple wasn't violating patents in HTC's original trade complaint. The conclusion followed a minor review and determined that Apple wasn't copying HTC's energy management and phone dialer technology. HTC can appeal the verdict, but may have trouble persuading the court.