HTC and Apple may be reaching a détente in a patent feud that began early this month. The International Trade Commission found Apple in violation of two graphics patents, and then Apple had its own day when the ITC granted them a win over HTC in a dispute over two separate patents. The rulings are initial and subject to review.
HTC CFO Winston Yung told reporters that HTC is ready to bury the hatchet with Apple. “We have to sit down and figure it out,” Yung said. “We’re open to having discussions.” He said that these talks, if they occur, would not be the first between Apple and HTC. “On and off we’ve had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out,” Yung said.
Apple’s patent case against HTC has drawn particular attention because one of the two patents in question, no. 5,946,647, is considered “fundamental to Android.” The same patent is involved in a separate suit Apple brought against Motorola.
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