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11-12-2012, 12:17 AM #1
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Apple And HTC End Patent Dispute And Agree To Play Nice For A Decade
Like Samsung, HTC has also been having some arguments with Apple over patents. But in this case, the argument hasn’t escalated to a billion dollar lawsuit. Instead, it just ended rather peacefully. Apple and HTC agreed to quit fighting by signing a 10-year licensing deal covering past and future patents. Isn’t that civil!
The two companies had been sparring back in 2010, when Apple was pushing for a US ban on HTC phones, but things seem to have gotten significantly less hostile between now and then. The two companies had the following to say:
Originally Posted by Peter Chou, CEO of HTCOriginally Posted by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.