Apple, HTC settle patent dispute

Posted by: Brett

Apple has announced through a press release that they’ve settled their patent dispute with HTC and have entered into a 10-year licensing agreement. The press release says all current lawsuits have been dismissed and the settlement extends to present and future patents by both companies.

TAIPEI, Taiwan and CUPERTINO, California—November 10, 2012—HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “We are glad to have reached a settlement with HTC,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation.”

Source: Apple

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