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Apple must spill details on HTC settlement to Samsung

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Nov 2012 1:41

Apple must spill details on HTC settlement to Samsung Apple has been ordered by a federal judge to disclose the terms of its patent settlement with HTC.
The ruling was part of Samsung's ongoing war with Apple over hardware and software patents relating to the Galaxy line of smartphones and the iPhone and iPad.

Judge Paul Grewal ruled a copy of the agreement must be released to Samsung under an "attorneys-eyes-only" designation, keeping it out of the public's eye: "HTC is not entitled to special treatment, especially when it has recognized the general sufficiency of the protective order and the integrity of Samsung's outside counsel."

HTC and Apple recently agreed to a 10-year licensing deal. Reports stated HTC now owes Apple between $6-$8 per smartphone sold but HTC CEO Peter Chou denied the reports, calling them "outrageous."

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