It looks like another company is looking to quietly settle their lawsuit disputes. Just like Google’s latest move against Oracle, it sounds like HTC may be willing to agree to a settlement with Apple, as long as it’s fair. CEO of HTC, Winston Yung, had this to say about the matter:
“We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable,” Yung said. “On and off we’ve had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out.”
Recently both companies have come under fire from the US International Trade Commission, with Apple having to drop two of their initial infringement charges, and HTC was found guilty of two other patents from Apple. HTC also recently acquired S3 Graphics and along with that patents to protect themselves. Recently the ITC found that Apple was infringing on two of the patents that HTC had acquired. From those points, it looks like the companies are at a stalemate, which could mean good things for HTC and Apple to quickly solve things. If both companies have similar standings in their legal battles, then it would probably be more costly to prolong this feud than just getting it resolved outside of the courtroom.
Here’s to getting one of the dozens of patent lawsuits against Android over with.