Hyperbole ahoy! Friday's ITC pro-Apple patent ruling against HTC is creating waves this weekend because it theoretically means a number of Android handsets could be barred from sale within the U.S. beginning in December.

For Google, this is potentially devastating news, as it was discovered the two infringed patents in question are "are part of the Android architecture, rather than unique enhancements made by HTC," reports AppleInsider.

This would make a quick fix hard to implement because changing the offending technology to something that does not violate Apple's patents would mean "fundamental changes to the Android architecture," said FOSS patents expert Florian Mueller in a blog post this week.


A review is underway, with a final ITC decision set to be made in December. [FOSS Patents via AppleInsider]

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