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HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a "global settlement"

10 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a In a rather surprising fashion, Apple and HTC have settled their patent disputes. The two companies have reached a “global settlement” with confidential terms, which dismisses all their current lawsuits. The agreement includes all current and future patents held by the two giants and will extend...


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Apple fears Samsung so needs to clear 'things' with others not to be completely alienated in the future.
thats one of many reasons i think.

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  • 2012-11-11 12:07
  • BwcN

> In reply to Jack @ 2012-11-11 11:01 from KI6K - click to readthe consumer pays, as always

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  • 2012-11-11 12:06
  • Laxv

> In reply to carnage @ 2012-11-11 10:32 from rA2x - click to readlol thank you very much

and to Anonymous 9Es{. Apple and Samsung need to give it a rest now? really just like that after what apple have done? its getting boring because apple is losing around the world. still cant wait for the thermonuclear war on them.

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  • 2012-11-11 11:56
  • 6qSp

what's apples statement? lesser focused on product innovation! that is what they are doing now.

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  • 2012-11-11 11:51
  • t7rI

turn of event...
apple lost the battle lately, so they are trying to make peace with hub before they loose another battle

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  • 2012-11-11 11:47
  • tA$j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-11 09:16 from tReb - click to readlolssssss....damn truuuuu

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  • 2012-11-11 11:40
  • utDK

Sounds like Apple can make bigger devices like Sensation XL, One X without any patent problems by Samsung..

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  • 2012-11-11 11:35
  • uvsM

Somehow I have a feeling that the next Iphone could have more to do with HTC . . .

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  • 2012-11-11 11:04
  • uuK9

HTC doesn't have much patent anyway, if you compare it to Motorola, Nokia and Samsung

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  • 2012-11-11 11:04
  • LhT4

But who pays who the Licence fees???

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  • 2012-11-11 11:01
  • KI6K

About time, just need apple and Samsung to give it a rest now. All those disputes are getting very boring now. Perhaps they can just get on with making stuff instead of bitching at last.

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  • 2012-11-11 10:58
  • 9Es{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-11 07:55 from vGNn - click to readdont talk about fire and wheels, these are complicated concepts for u ifans to understand...

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  • 2012-11-11 10:45
  • i5NQ

Ok so how mch did Crapple n HTC pay each other? Ya Crapple must hav understood that they were abt 2 lose a lot of their "patent" claims n may hav 2 incur greater losses so they decided 2 settle it off court! Crapple r now beginning 2 get a taste of their own bitter iSue pill in courts arnd d world! Skanks!

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  • 2012-11-11 10:44
  • vwq$

Well both company can copy each other now.

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  • 2012-11-11 10:39
  • 6iMX

> In reply to iSamsung Fan @ 2012-11-11 09:58 from 6w6H - click to readYou are a warmonger...

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  • 2012-11-11 10:32
  • rA2x


World peace...

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  • 2012-11-11 10:19
  • t7rh

If it was a fair deal, why not reveal it?
Or at least the terms they agreed on, even if the company (probably HTC) that ended up paying for the infringements might not have to pay full price for past products, it would still be nice to know what that company is paying for, and what they used as leverage to get costs down, and so on.

And this way none can sue, if it turns out some of those patents wasnt even valid, when tried in court or reexamined.

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  • 2012-11-11 10:18
  • mhBX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-11 09:39 from 7Cgg - click to readno 36 billion is actually the ammount of money crapple have stolen. htc can have more money by suing apple like what apple is doing with other companies right? htc is being fooled here, apple actually succeeded here and stops htc telling the world that apple are thieves.

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  • 2012-11-11 09:58
  • 6w6H

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-11 09:09 from v0Xt - click to readMust assume this is a 'tongue in cheek' sarcastic comment, as surely you must know panorama has been around for years on Android - well before Apple.

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  • 2012-11-11 09:48
  • sG{a

HTC breathing a sigh of relief. Apple can take a hit, as they make 36 billion per year vs HTC's 1 billion in revenue per year. Apple can lose their next 10 court cases, and even if they are fined 1 billion per case, they will be far from broke.

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  • 2012-11-11 09:39
  • 7Cgg

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