The Straits Times
Published on Nov 11, 2012

Apple and HTC settle global patent battle


SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10-year licencing agreement that ends one of the first major conflagrations of the smartphone patent wars.

Apple sued HTC in 2010, accusing the Taiwanese handset company of infringing on the iPhone maker's patented technology.

It was Apple's first major legal salvo against a manufacturer that used Google's Android operating system.

Apple and HTC did not disclose specific terms of the deal.