Apple has been denied the request of an emergency ban on HTC handsets, so the Taiwanese company can continue shipping its smartphones into the US.
In May, Apple won an injunction against HTC Evo 4G LTE and the HTC One X and saw the handsets restrained in the US market.
HTC, however proved that their smartphones were no longer violating Apple’s patents and they were permitted to enter the US market again.
Since May, Apple has stated that nearly thirty HTC smartphones are still violating patents and requested an emergency ban from the US ITC (International Trade Commission).
Yesterday ITC denied the request to have HTC One X and other handsets detained at the border for violating patents.
ITC states that Apple has not shown the propriety of temporary emergency action and will not direct Customs to ban all HTC products because ITC does not have the necessary information to determine if the respondents are currently infringing the commission’s exclusion order.
However, Apple is having better luck with Samsung’s legal battle, successfully blocking the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US market.