Skip to navigation
Latest News

HTC: we're not paying "outrageous" sums to Apple

HTC One S

By Reuters

Posted on 20 Nov 2012 at 09:12

HTC has slammed reports that the firm is paying too much to Apple as "outrageous", saying it's happy with the licensing settlement.

Responding to a question about media reports that HTC will pay Apple $6 to $8 per Android phone as part of the patent settlement, chief executive Peter Chou said it was an outrageous estimate and called it "baseless".

HTC announced a global patent settlement and a ten-year licensing agreement with Apple this month after a bruising patent war between the two smartphone makers.

Apple sued HTC in 2010, its first major legal salvo against a manufacturer using Google's Android operating system. Since the suit, a patent war has engulfed competitors including Samsung and Google's Motorola Mobility unit.

The companies did not disclose details of the settlement or the licensing agreement, but HTC said it will not change its fourth-quarter guidance.

Subscribe to PC Pro magazine. We'll give you 3 issues for £1 plus a free gift - click here
Be the first to comment this article

You need to Login or Register to comment.

(optional)

advertisement

Most Commented News Stories
Latest Blog Posts Subscribe to our RSS Feeds
Latest ReviewsSubscribe to our RSS Feeds
Latest Real World Computing

advertisement

Sponsored Links
 
SEARCH
Loading
WEB ID
SIGN UP

Your email:

Your password:

remember me

advertisement


Hitwise Top 10 Website 2010
 
 

PCPro-Computing in the Real World Printed from www.pcpro.co.uk

Register to receive our regular email newsletter at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/registration.

The newsletter contains links to our latest PC news, product reviews, features and how-to guides, plus special offers and competitions.