HTC Agreed to Pay Apple Patent Fees After Courtroom Losses
HTC initiated the talks that led to its patent truce with Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal's sources, HTC contacted Apple after losing two separate U.S. International Trade Commission cases, which found Apple's products did not infringe on HTC's patents, but that HTC's products did infringe on Apple's patents. Terms of the licensing agreement were not provided, but the Journal says the monetary value is high enough that it is likely to affect HTC's profits in the coming quarters. HTC's smartphone business has struggled to halt a decline in marketshare around the world.
Hands-On with the HTC 10
HTC showed off its 2016 flagship smartphone today. The HTC 10 takes all the characteristics we've come to appreciate in HTC and amps them up.
Review: HTC 10
The HTC 10 is here to wage battle against flagships from Apple, LG, and Samsung. This Android smartphone is perhaps more evolutionary than revolutionary, but that shouldn't take away from its attractive design, powerful multimedia features, and excellent performance.
HTC Starts Outsourcing Some Manufacturing
HTC has begun using other companies to build some of its devices, according toThe Wall Street Journal. The company has asked Taiwan-based Compal and China-based Wingtech to manufacture its mid-range Desire series phones.
Apple's Patent Consortium to Sell 4,000 Patents for $900M
Rockstar Consortium, a patent-holding company headed by Apple, has agreed to sell more than 4,000 mobile patents for about $900 million. Apple and partners Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony paid $4.5 billion for more than 6,000 patents from Nortel four years ago in order to help protect against litigation.
The Apple Copyright Enforcement Task Force scores again