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Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Buying HTC won’t solve Samsung’s Apple patent problem

Apple's licensing deal with HTC has been carefully structured to prevent third-parties such as Samsung from gaining patent protection by strategically acquiring the struggling phone manufacturer, it's been revealed. The agreement between the two firms was announced earlier this month, though neither Apple nor HTC would confirm much in the way of details; however, according to a heavily redacted version found by FOSSPatents, there's a special clause present which automatically invalidates the deal should either Apple or HTC be taken over.

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HTC CEO: Apple Android tax estimates are “outrageous”

HTC CEO: Apple Android tax estimates are “outrageous”

HTC CEO Peter Chou has blasted "outrageous" estimates at the per-device settlement fee rumored to be required in its cross-licensing patent agreement with Apple, instead describing the deal as "a good ending." Questioned as to whether a $6-$8 charge per Android phone was indeed the settlement amount during a press event in Tokyo, Chou refused to name a specific number, Reuters reports, but said those figures were both "baseless" and "very, very wrong."

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Apple processor price hike denied by Samsung

Apple processor price hike denied by Samsung

It would appear that the price hike spoken about earlier this week between Samsung and Apple has been denied by a Samsung official - albeit an anonymous one. This official spoke with the Hankyoreh newspaper in Korea, saying that prices were generally agreed upon between the two companies at the beginning of each year for hardware purchased by one and sold by the other, making a change such as the one mentioned all but impossible. This same source noted that such prices "aren't changed easily" and that the 20 percent price jump Samsung was said to have demanded from Apple was likely entirely fabricated.

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Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has “no intention” of Apple settlement says mobile chief

Samsung has "no intention" of chasing a settlement with Apple, its mobile chief has insisted, refusing to follow HTC in ending ongoing patent battles outside of the courtroom. Asked whether an HTC-style agreement was in the pipeline, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin told press that "we have no such intention" the AFP reports, going on to predict Q4 2012 sales at least as strong as those in Q3.

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HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

HTC signs up for the Apple tax: $6-8 per Android phone

It would appear that HTC is now set up to pay two giant companies for the rights to use their patents rather than face their legal wrath: their newest being Apple for $6-8 USD a phone. The other company HTC is into for cash-per-device is Microsoft, revealed all the way back in 2010 as an industry changing agreement for $5 USD a phone. The difference between that fee and this are small for HTC and for Apple and Microsoft in the end, but for this one fact: it does still appear that Microsoft makes more from Android-carrying device patent license fees than it does from its own Windows Phone platform - though that may change in the oncoming Windows Phone 8 season.

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Samsung raises mobile processor prices on Apple

Samsung raises mobile processor prices on Apple

Samsung and Apple have been at each other's throats through various patent suits all around the world for a long time. In some places, Apple has won a few and in others, Samsung has won. Apple won a jury award against Samsung of roughly $1 billion in the US. However, Samsung is trying to get the case thrown out with allegations of juror misconduct.

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Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

Apple and HTC reach global legal settlement

It would seem that the patent wars between Apple and HTC are no more as both camps have released a statement detailing a 10 year settlement between them. This is a monumental development for not just the two companies themselves, but for the legal universe surrounding technology and gadgets on the whole. As for HTC and Apple, they've made it clear that this agreements means they'll be able to focus on product innovation for a long time to come.

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