Apple And HTC Reach Agreement Regarding Legal Issues

Over the past year or so there have been numerous legal battles between smartphone manufacturers. One of the best known, and still ongoing legal rivalries is between Apple and Samsung.
 
 
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Nov. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Over the past year or so there have been numerous legal battles between smartphone manufacturers. One of the best known, and still ongoing legal rivalries is between Apple and Samsung. The two market leaders are still at blows in court cases in around ten countries as they battle for dominance of the smartphone market, with the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 still being key players.

Samsung and Apple have accused one another of copyright infringement numerous times. Probably the most infamous occasion was earlier this year when Apple accused Samsung of stealing patented technology and using it on its Galaxy smartphones. The US court ruled in Appleā€™s favour and ordered Samsung to pay over a billion dollars in damages. More recently, there has been a high profile legal battle between the two companies in the UK after Apple accused Samsung of copying the iPad design on its Galaxy Tab range, but Samsung was not found to be at fault.

With such a lucrative market share at stake, it is somewhat understandable why smartphone manufacturers are keen to keep competition at bay. Samsung is not the only company which has been at blows with Apple though. HTC, although not quite as successful as Samsung or Apple, remains one of the most prominent smartphone makers around. In a surprise move, Apple and HTC have come to an agreement which dismisses all current lawsuits between the companies and also sees a license agreement between the two companies lasting for ten years.

Unfortunately there are no further details about this agreement as the terms are confidential. An overview and a statement from each company can be found on the press section of the Apple Website. In the statements, both parties express that they are pleased to be able to focus on innovation rather than legal matters now that the agreement is in place.

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This solution may be mirrored in other legal disputes like those between Apple and Samsung. If this becomes the case, then surely everyone including consumers will benefit from companies focusing their resources on innovation rather than lawsuits.
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