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Federal judge says HTC patents challenged by Apple are likely valid

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http://www.talkandroid.com – A new report suggests Apple may have a hard time invalidating HTC’s data transmission patents, potentially leading to an import ban on select iOS devices. The Taiwanese manufacturer recently accused Apple of infringing on two of its IPs related to wireless networking. Furthermore, the company reiterated that the patents in question “are critical” to the use of 4G LTE. HTC acquired the patents in April 2011 for $75 million from ADC Telecommunications Inc. “I don’t care if they bought these patents to sue you or not,” Judge Thomas Pender told Apple’s lawyer. “T (IT news)