HTC Vows to "Fully Defend Itself" in Apple Patent Suit

Two weeks after Apple filed suit against HTC for patent infringement, HTC said that it disagrees with Apple and intends to "fully defend itself." "HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible," Peter Chou, chief executive at HTC, said in a statement posted to the company's Web site.