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Google Arms HTC with Patents to Fight Apple

The amended complaints are using the Openwave and Palm IP and new one the Moto patents

HTC has added five patents it just bought from Google to an infringement suit it brought against Apple in Delaware.

It also added them to a complaint it had filed with the International Trade Commission and is using four other patents obtained from Google to launch a separate complaint in Delaware charging Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPad, iCloud and iTunes with infringement.

According to Bloomberg, which broke the news, three of the patents originated with Openwave Systems, two with Palm and four with Motorola.

The amended complaints are using the Openwave and Palm IP and new one the Moto patents.

FOSS blogger Florian Mueller figures the move increases the chances of Apple suing Google directly over Android smartphones.

An ITC administrative law judge decided in July that HTC infringes two Apple patents.

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