Apple and HTC settle global patent battle

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grenyx wrote:

“We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation,” Cook said. HTC chief executive Peter Chou said his company was pleased to resolve the dispute so it could “focus on innovation instead of litigation.”


Nov 11, 2012 3:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

Is this really global, or more quasi-protectionism of the USA market?
Apple is not winning on many points in Europe or Asia, or not even contesting legally.
Google of “global smartphone market” found eg:
“30 percent of the world’s mobile users live in India and China. As of March 2012, there are now more than a billion subscribers in China, with India not far behind. Both dwarf the number of subscribers in third place USA.” mobile subscribers – potential smartphones. Lots of other stats at this link:
Personally just bought a good performance Lenovo (China) laptop with latest fast Intel chips cheaper than an Apple iPad in the Australia (Global) market. Replaced a Dell – US brands not competitive, and made in China anyway, plus lots of overhead for lawyers, overpaid suits, marketeers, investment banks, …

Nov 11, 2012 8:15am EST  --  Report as abuse

All these suits will reduce innovation, not increase it.

Nov 11, 2012 10:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

HTC driven into the ground from inadequate leadership & litigation & often outdated styling (last part might be coming around though eg htc 8x).

Nov 11, 2012 1:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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