This week the U.S. International Trade Commission came to their final ruling in one of the many Apple lawsuits regarding patent infringement by Android manufacturers. This specific case was Apple against HTC for the apparent infringement of a patent regarding how email address and phone numbers are automatically pulled from emails and text messages.
The patent infringement case was considered a win for Apple as the ITC officially ruled that HTC must now stop importing any and all offending smartphones immediately. HTC will not be fined but this is still enough of a victory to hopefully prevent future issues like this and send a message to Android and other manufacturers that infringement will not be tolerated. No word on the remainder of lawsuits on the tablet involving Apple but there are still quite a few waiting to be dealt with in the coming months.