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07-26-2011, 12:06 PM #1
HTC Wants to Play 'Let's Make a Deal' With Apple
Earlier this month, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Apple regarding two patents that the ITC reportedly violated. The move effectively gave Apple a commanding lead in what seems to be an otherwise unending patent battle.
On Tuesday, however, all signs that HTC was prepared to fight to the death with Apple somewhat subsided, as an executive with HTC informed Bloomberg that his company would be happy to reach a settlement with the iPhone maker in hopes of finally putting the patent war behind them.
Some are saying this is a clear white flag from a company that looks poised to suffer potentially irreparable damages if it continues to fight Apple.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker locked in a patent battle with Apple Inc., says it’s willing to negotiate with the iPhone maker after both sides scored victories at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
“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.”
07-26-2011, 12:20 PM #2
HTC a Taiwanese company?! wtfiPhone 4 Verizon
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07-26-2011, 12:50 PM #3
Can't beat them join them
07-26-2011, 12:58 PM #4
Last edited by RICO_; 07-26-2011 at 01:14 PM.
07-26-2011, 03:32 PM #5And who is "some"? You? This isn't a white flag....sometimes it's just more cost-effective and better for business to settle than to drag on a court case for months and months. And they won't suffer irreparable damages unless they LOSE and nobody, including you, could say for certain if they would win or lose. Apple initially was ruled against in a $200 million lawsuit and they appealed successfully so who's to say HTC can't come out of this either? So "some" people need to cork it until this ordeal is finalized.
07-26-2011, 06:18 PM #6
07-26-2011, 07:09 PM #7
To 'some', as in a general reference, it does seem that way. Most people don't see things how a business does. Just like when a business chooses to strategically default on something because it's no longer profitable. The average joe would go into debt or live out of their means because they have morals, albeit that's the wrong use of words it's the best way of referencing a business decision to that of a normal person.
07-29-2011, 12:25 AM #8