Apple, HTC Strike Deal To End Smartphone Patent Suits

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 9:57 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. announced Saturday that they had reached a settlement in patent lawsuits they had pending against each other around the world, bringing peace on one front of the smartphone patent wars.

While it continues to fight bitter battles with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility unit, Apple said it had reached a global settlement with Taiwan-based HTC that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10-year license agreement.

In 2010, HTC became the first company Apple sued...
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