The New York Times - "U.S. Backs Apple In Patent Ruling That Hits Google"

GPC's Alexander Poltorak was one of the patent experts interviewed by The New York Times regarding the International Trade Commission's recent ruling in the Apple-HTC litigation. ("U.S. Backs Apple In Patent Ruling That Hits Google", The New York Times, December 19, 2011)

Article excerpt: The decision could potentially affect far more phones than those made by HTC because the underlying target of the suit is Google, creator of the Android system that now powers more than half of all smartphones sold worldwide. Apple is suing several other makers of Android devices, as is Microsoft, and companies that make Android products are returning the favor in most instances through countersuits.

“It’s an important victory for Apple, but it’s just one of many battles,” said Alexander Poltorak, chief executive of the General Patent Corporation, an intellectual property strategy firm.