HTC Wants to Negotiate with Apple Over Patents
Speaking to Bloomberg, HTC Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung said that the company is willing to sit down and talk to Apple regarding the patent lawsuit between the two companies. "We have to sit down and figure it out," he told Blommberg. "We're open to having discussions. We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable." Both companies are entangled in an on-going series of patent battles that also include RIM, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, and others. The ITC has recently sided with both Apple and HTC regarding two separate lawsuits.
Dec 21, 2016
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Apr 3, 2017
Google today announced PAX, a patent-licensing initiative for Android that the company hopes will help resolve and/or prevent patent-related threats. Companies that join PAX give each other royalty-free patent licenses that cover Android and Google applications on compatible devices.
Nov 29, 2017
Apple today filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm over power-management patents. The claim counters a July lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple.
May 24, 2018
Essential Products is for sale, reports Bloomberg, and has cancelled plans to develop a new phone. The company has hired a financial firm in order to help advise it on a potential sale, according to Bloomberg's sources, who also say Essential has already received interest from one possible buyer.
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