In a complaint filed today with the US International Trade Commission, Apple has requested for HTC devices running Android to be banned from entering the US, and for those devices already in the US that violate a previously issued exclusion order to be pulled from store shelves, Bloomberg reports. Apple's complaint over alleged patent infringement follows action taken last month by US Customs, which impounded shipments of HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE devices while it investigated compliance with ITC rulings concerning Apple patent #5,946,647. Soon after, HTC said that its phones had been released to consumers and that its devices were found to be in compliance with the ITC's earlier ruling — something Apple clearly doesn't agree with. There's no guarantee the ITC will agree with Apple and hold up HTC devices yet again, but in any event, hopefully we'll get a more definitive answer regarding HTC's workarounds.

Update: HTC has responded, saying only that "The U.S. Customs office has reviewed and approved HTC devices for import into the U.S., as they are in compliance with the ITC's ruling." No surprise, but we'll have to wait and see how the ITC handles this latest turn.