Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against HTC

Dow Jones reported Tuesday that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has filed a lawsuit against HTC Corp., the maker of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus One phone, alleging that the Taiwan-based mobile-device maker is infringing on 20 patents involving user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware related to Apple's iPhone.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement, "We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."