As opposed to the ongoing fights between Apple and Samsung, it seems that the Cupertino company and HTC have settled their disagreements.
Apple and HTC have agreed to a ten-year license agreement that extends to current and future patens held by both companies. Beyond that there isn’t a whole lot to go beyond HTC is very happy that the agreement has been reached.
HTC AND APPLE SETTLE PATENT DISPUTE
All Patent Litigation Between The Companies Dismissed
TAIPEI and CUPERTINO, California – November 11, 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.”