Apple's Smartphone Wars To Rage On After HTC Deal

By Ryan Davis (November 13, 2012, 8:56 PM EST) -- While Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. have buried the hatchet in their smartphone patent dispute, attorneys said they don't expect a settlement in Apple's marquee battle with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. anytime soon, since Samsung poses a far more formidable threat to Apple in the smartphone market.

As HTC's sales have dwindled in recent years, making it less of a competitor to Apple, a settlement became more attractive for both sides, said Christopher Carani of McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd. Apple may have realized it could get more money out of HTC with a license than by pursuing damages in litigation,...

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