Apple-HTC lawsuit

Woke up this morning. Checked the news. Yep, Apple's still suing HTC. (Have a feeling a number of people in Bellevue, Wash., did the same.) Here's a roundup of the latest in the patent battle launched by the iPhone-maker on the Taiwanese manufacturer of a large number of Android and Windows Mobile devices:

  • Google told the following statement to TechCrunch: “We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it.”
  • The New York Times' Jonathan Adams writes that the patent fight, in the long run, "could strain its relations with partners in the crucial U.S. market and test its leadership, adding to its challenges in the increasingly competitive smartphone field."
  • ZDNet's Matt Miller says "This latest lawsuit pushed me closer to NOT buying one [iPad] because I am getting a bit tired of Apple’s arrogance, even though I do really enjoy using some of their products.
  • Engadget EiC Josh Topolsky points out that HTC listed a job opening for a patent attorney back on Feb. 10.
  • PhoneDog's Noah Kravitz: Blame the patent process.
  • Developer Wil Shipley chimes in with an open letter to Apple: "Enforcing patents isn't a good long-term play: it's the beginning of the end of the creative Apple we both love."
  • More analysis from Roughly Drafter's Dan Dilger. It's good. And very, very long.

No real news today, just plenty more reaction. And, really, the emotional reaction -- whether it's rooting against Apple or for HTC -- has been a bit surprising. Makes you wonder if the response would be the same had Apple sued Motorola over its line of Android devices.