The U.S. International Trade Commission in a ruling said on Friday said that Apple Inc did not infringe patented technology owned by Android phonemaker HTC Corp.
According to Reuters, the complaint - one of several the two companies have filed against each other - is a proxy for the larger fight for market share between Apple''s products and Google Inc's
Android software for cellphones and tablets, many of which HTC makes.
Taiwan-based HTC had filed a complaint in 2010 accusing Apple of infringing five patents on technologies for power management and phone dialing.
It asked the ITC to bar some versions of Apple's iPods, iPhones and iPads from being imported into the United States.