Washington: A US trade agency will review Apple Inc`s patent-infringement complaint against Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp.
The International Trade Commission will investigate Apple`s claims that HTC infringed five patents related to software architecture and user interfaces in portable electronic devices, hardware for touch screens and movement sensors.
In June, a trade judge said HTC infringed two other Apple patents. If the six-member commission that is reviewing the case agrees, an import ban could be ordered on some HTC phones that run on Google Inc`s Android operating system.
HTC, however, denied the allegations and said it will challenge last month`s findings.