An administrative law judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in Apple’s favor in an early decision on HTC’s patent infringement claims. Reuters reports that the judge found “no violation” by Apple of four HTC patents related to power management and phone dialing. The full commission will decide whether to uphold or reject the judge’s decision next February; HTC said in July that is was “open to having discussions” with Apple in hopes of reaching a settlement in the various ongoing patent infringement cases between the two companies.
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