Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 12:48 UTC
Legal Interesting news in the middle of the night: Apple and HTC have announced they've settled all their patent disputes, bringing an end to all running lawsuits between the two companies. The companies signed a ten-year cross-licensing deal. Considering Apple's legal assault on Android hasn't been going particularly well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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RE: Wins and losses
by darknexus on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:04 UTC in reply to "Wins and losses"
darknexus
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They've won some and they've lost some, no need to take sides and start another useless flame war on here. The great news is that they have signed an agreement, which will be beneficial to BOTH companies in the long run, and that's what's important. In the absence of true patent reform, agreements like this are what should be happening and we should be applauding it.

Agreed. By the way, anyone know which side initiated the settlement talks as opposed to continuing the litigation? I'd be interested to know which side raised the idea first. I know most on here would be tempted to say HTC but, from a business standpoint, it could have easily been Apple's idea as well.

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