If you thought that Apple and HTC could settle their scores only in the court, you might be wrong. HTC is going to initiate talks with Apple Inc. over their copyright and patent dispute.
HTC’s CFO Winston Yung told media persons that,”We (Apple & HTC) have to sit down and figure things out”. This statement comes after HTC started using harsh words against Apple and began criticizing it openly.
HTC and Apple are arch nemesis. Both are smartphone giants and generally are in neck-to-neck competition. Apple had sued HTC for patent infringement of its iDevices. HTC has appealed against this and a hearing is scheduled in a few days.
HTC was also slammed up by ITC(International Trades Commission) over infringement of Apple patents. It seems that HTC had no other option than settling this matter with Apple Inc. outside the court.
Even if HTC chooses to fight the legal battle, there is only a little chance of it winning against Apple, whose case according to experts is pretty strong.
We must get ready for surprises as HTC may have to change some of its products as Apple is very strict about copyright issues.
Whatever may be the result of this feud, one thing is sure that the end result is sure to benefit the winning side in the long term.