HTC has no intention to settle with Apple in wake of Samsung loss

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Smartphone maker HTC plans to continue its patent infringement battle with Apple, even though Apple just earned a significant victory against another Android-based handset manufacturer, Samsung.

Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC, revealed that her company has no intention of reaching a settlement with Apple, according to DigiTimes. She said that HTC remains confident in the face of patent infringement complaints from Apple, even though Samsung was found by a California jury to have violated Apple's patented inventions.

HTC also remains confident in the Google Android mobile operating system after Samsung's setback. Wang said she believes Samsung's loss is not necessarily a result of Android itself.

Wang cited her company's ability to innovate as a key element in fending off patent infringement allegations from Apple. Once a rising star in the mobile space, HTC has recently faltered, failing to replicate the kind of success Apple has had in the high-end smartphone market.

HTC and Apple are engaged in a series of lawsuits in which each has accused the other of patent infringement. The litigation, which began in 2010, was predicted to become a "long and bloody battle" between the two companies.

HTC One X
HTC's flagship HTC One X smartphone.


HTC's stance on the Apple-Samsung lawsuit is similar to Google, which issued a statement this week saying Samsung's loss didn't relate to the core of the Android mobile operating system.

"Most of these don't relate to the core Android operating system and several are being re-examined by the U.S. Patent Office," Google said.

Despite confidence shown by HTC and Google, some industry watchers believe Apple's victory over Samsung could lead to a lucrative royalty stream for Apple from Android devices. The jury in the Apple-Samsung suit determined that Samsung owes Apple nearly $1.05 billion in damages.
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  • Reply 1 of 171
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    Break 'em, Tim.


    And cut out that retail crapola.

  • Reply 2 of 171
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,743member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post





    Wang cited her company's ability to innovate 


     


     


    I think, for a moment, Wang forgot she was talking about HTC.

  • Reply 3 of 171
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,743member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Break 'em, Tim.


    And cut out that retail crapola.



     


     


  • Reply 4 of 171
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,990member


    Samsung will strangle HTC out of existence long before Apple finishes with them.

  • Reply 5 of 171
    rfrmacrfrmac Posts: 88member


    Well, what would you expect.

  • Reply 6 of 171


    Once Apple break'em all then the only one left is our WALLET.   


     


     


     


    Think different.

  • Reply 7 of 171
    markbyrnmarkbyrn Posts: 608member


    It's just a flesh wound! ... Come back here and take what's coming to ya!


     


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  • Reply 9 of 171
    shidellshidell Posts: 187member


    Death to HTC! Death to Samsung! Death to Microsoft! Death to RIM!


     


    /Fitting right in here.

  • Reply 10 of 171


    Bottom line, there's nothing to settle.


     


    Apple wants HTC's Android smartphones banned. That'd be the only settlement Apple would take. 


     


    It's silly for the reporter to think HTC actually has the choice to settle. 

  • Reply 11 of 171
    markbyrnmarkbyrn Posts: 608member

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    Originally Posted by Shidell View Post


    Death to HTC! Death to Samsung! Death to Microsoft! Death to RIM!


     


    /Fitting right in here.



    nobody said anything about Microsoft and RIM - they're already doing a fair job of killing themselves but at least they have original looking designs in the mobile space.  

  • Reply 12 of 171
    mkart4mkart4 Posts: 18member


    Well here we go again

  • Reply 13 of 171
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,215member
    Hey 'watchers' you assume Apple is willingly to license. They might not be
  • Reply 14 of 171
    shidell wrote: »
    Death to HTC! Death to Samsung! Death to Microsoft! Death to RIM!

    /Fitting right in here.

    I actually want HTC to win, they were making some pretty great phones until gian Samsung came along & undercut them too. It's going to be a lot harder for Apple to argue HTC copied the iPhone as they never really looked like the iPhone from an interface standpoint actually had some stand out qualities from the iPhone that others later copied from HTC.

    We're not all Apple fanatics on here but you quite obviously are a troll.
  • Reply 15 of 171


    Originally Posted by mkart4 View Post

    Well here we go again


     


    And with it comes an entirely new family of trolls who will do nothing but copy and paste the same arguments that Samsung trolls copied and pasted. 






    Originally Posted by hezetation View Post

    It's going to be a lot harder for Apple to argue HTC copied the iPhone as they never really looked like the iPhone from an interface standpoint actually had some stand out qualities from the iPhone that others later copied from HTC.


     



    Aren't the HTC infringements more operational than aesthetic?

  • Reply 16 of 171
    oneof52oneof52 Posts: 110member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by markbyrn View Post


    It's just a flesh wound! ... Come back here and take what's coming to ya!


     




    LOL

  • Reply 17 of 171
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post



    Hey 'watchers' you assume Apple is willingly to license. They might not be


     


    Yeah, it's kind of tiresome to hear that "Apple is going to licence their stuff to Android" crap on every article lately.  


     


    Apple has a long history in this regard, they almost always stick to the same rules and they haven't changed.  They even went on the record and in great detail about how they decide these sorts of issues during the recent trial.  


     


    1) The bulk of their patents they are willing to licence to anyone that asks, basically on FRAND or close to FRANd terms. 


     


    2) The cool things like gestures and tricky hardware things that no one else does, are simply not shared.  Ever. 


     


     


    The one exception is that they were so fed up with Samsung's copying they actually offered to violate this long standing rule and licence the rubber-banding and so forth to Samsung.  That's how pissed they were and how anxious they were to avoid this trial.  


     


    The idea that Apple is now going to be making the rounds asking for money from Android for their core stuff is laughable.  It won't happen and I wish Apple Insider would stop implying that it will.  

  • Reply 18 of 171

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    Originally Posted by markbyrn View Post


    It's just a flesh wound! ... Come back here and take what's coming to ya!


     




     


    I've had worse.

  • Reply 19 of 171
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,743member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Shidell View Post


    Death to HTC! Death to Samsung! Death to Microsoft! Death to RIM!


     


    /Fitting right in here.



     


    We don't need infringers. 


    We don't need industry slobs.


    We don't need more derivative, unimaginative junk to clog the shelves under the pretense of "choice."


     


    Still waiting for someone to come along and out-Apple Apple. Let's see competitors who are willing to put their vision behind a vertical business model and commit themselves to putting USER EXPERIENCE front-and-centre, rather than a race to the bottom. Those who want to use someone else's whored-out OS need not apply. Universal Licensing = "we don't care about our product, so we're ok with giving up control at the most critical stage: when the OS hits the hardware."

  • Reply 20 of 171
    gazoobee wrote: »
    The one exception is that they were so fed up with Samsung's copying they actually offered to violate this long standing rule and licence the rubber-banding and so forth to Samsung.  That's how pissed they were and how anxious they were to avoid this trial.

    That is what has been overlooked in this whole thing. Apple was willing, for the sake of getting this over, knowing Samsung was a key partner, to liscence this unique functionality. Samsung said no, so there was no choice.
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