Monday, November 26, 2012

Court asks Apple to disclose details of its patent settlement with HTC Corp

The latest developments in the Samsung-Apple patent war takes place right here in the United States, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ordered Apple to disclose the details of its patent settlement with the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, Apple signed a 10-year licensing agreement with HTC that settled all their legal battles around the world. The terms of the deal have not been publicly reported, but the Wall Street Journal, and Samsung's lawyers, suspect that HTC agreed to pay Apple a licensing fee.

Samsung, who was ordered to pay more than $1 billion in damages to Apple this year by a federal jury in the U.S., asked to see the terms of Apple's HTC deal. According to the filing, Samsung wants to argue that if Apple is willing to license its patents to HTC for an undisclosed fee, it should also license its patents to Samsung for a fee, rather than seeking to have its products removed from shelves.

Read more about it at: LA Times

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