De to smartphone giganter Apple og HTC, har indgået en forlig i deres patent strid. Samtidig har de to parter indgået en 10 årig licensaftale, der betyder at de to virksomheder må benytte hinandens patenter.
HTC og Apple har udsendt en fælles pressemeddelelse, hvor både Apple CEO Tim Cook og HTC CEO Peter Chou er yderst tilfredse.
TAIPEI, Taiwan and CUPERTINO, California—November 10, 2012—HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.
“We are glad to have reached a settlement with HTC,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation.”
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