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: Not going well?
by darknexus on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:14 UTC in reply to "Not going well?"
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HTC - settled

I'd call that a success but not a successful litigation. Had Apple been successful in the court room against HTC, I doubt this cross-licensing would have happened now. I call this settlement a success for both, since both companies can now get back to what they're good at (making awesome products) and spend money on r&d and future innovation.

Samsung - lost a jury trial with a penalty in excess of $1 billion, no major injunctions or victories against Apple products, numerous antitrust investigations

You do know that Samsung, as of yet, hasn't had to pay a dime and the appeal could go either way? Do you have a source for your claim of an anti-trust investigation against Samsung? I've not heard about this.

Motorola - numerous antitrust investigations, weighing down Google's financials

Indeed, but keep in mind that Motorola and Apple are by no means done with their legal mudslinging, and it's still taking up resources that should be going elseware. This most recent one is Google/Motorola's fault however, so I can't exactly feel much sympathy for them.

The Android RDF is quite powerful.

As is the Linux rdf, the Microsoft rdf, the Apple rdf: well, you take my point. Actually, around here, I've noticed the Microsoft and Linux rdfs becoming the strongest, but that's another topic altogether.

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