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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Doesn't Surprise Me
by segedunum on Sun 11th Nov 2012 16:29 UTC
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HTC probably figure, correctly, that the price of this is less than the price of going through litigation.

However, Apple cannot go on like this forever. The one that Apple really needs to concentrate on is Google Motorola but at the moment they're getting distracted by Android's other suppliers. At the moment Samsung and HTC are doing all of Google's legal work for them while they bring out their own devices. I think Google knows that in a few year's time Apple's market share will have eroded to such a point that they will have other things on their mind.

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