Taiwanese handset maker, HTC on Monday filed a motion to withdraw another patent from its ITC (international Trade Commission) case against Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), leaving it with only two claims against the iPhone and iPad maker.
The withdrawn patent relates to a "circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and wireless communication systems."
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HTC had originally made the complaint against Apple in June last year, making claims for three patents and then adding another give which were given on loan to the company by Google. The ITC judge however threw out the claims pertaining to the five loaned patents.
Apple had countersued HTC over two other patens, one of which is HTC's only in-house patent while the rest are borrowed from other companies such as Google and ADT.
The trial for this particular case will start in August.
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HTC and Apple have been at loggerheads over patents prior to this. The Taiwan company was served with an import ban on its HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE following Apple's claim of patent violations on the handsets. HTC got the ban reversed through a software fix, though Apple has not been satisfied with the outcome.
Shares of AAPL jumped over 2% to $609 in furst hour of trading.