Apple has been in a pretty litigious mood lately. By lately, I mean the last decade or so. With current legal action against GetJar, Nokia, Kodak, Amazon and the Moon, it isn't surprising that HTC, whom Apple has taken before the ITC at least 5 times recently, has responded rather succinctly. In fact, the comment was rather harsh, though correct.
HTC's general counsel, Grace Lei, said in a statement:
HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market... HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights
Quick and to the point. While it is fun to have HTC going after the jugular, Jobs doesn't usually take kindly to attacks like these; he prefers to make them, instead. This one should get fun quickly.