The US International Trade Commission will investigate HTC's allegations that Apple is infringing its patents. Its answer could see the iPhone banned from American stores, according to "The Register" (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/14/apple_itc/) -- although I personally can't see this happening.
The ITC's investigation is in response to HTC's complaint, filed on May 12, that Apple is in breach of various patents owned by HTC. The company TC Corp. filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the U.S. HTC says Apple is infringing on five of its patents.
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