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July 26, 2011 / David Bleeker

HTC wants to negotiate a patent deal with Apple

An executive with smartphone maker HTC has indicated that his company is willing to broker a deal with Apple to settle their ongoing patent dispute.

Apple gained a key victory over HTC earlier this month, when a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled, in a preliminary decision, that HTC violated two patents owned by Apple. The iPhone maker has also filed a second complaint with the ITC against HTC.

But HTC had its own, indirect victory recently as well, as S3 Graphics won its case against Apple when the ITC ruling that two patents were violated. HTC recently acquired S3 graphics for $300 million, giving it a potential legal counter to Apple’s own complaints. [read more]


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