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Apple and HTC Settle Patent Cases

Apple and HTC Settle Patent Cases

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 at 1:49pm


HTC recently launched new phones that run on Windows software, Apple and Taiwanese phonemaker HTC have settled all their outstanding disputes over patents, ending a fight that began in March 2010.

The two firms also signed a 10-year licence agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one other.

HTC competes with Apple, Samsung and others in phones and tablets. Apple has been embroiled in a series of “patent wars” with phone makers and with arch-rival Google. Unlike its rivals, HTC’s sales have been in decline since the second half of…