This Is the Document Outlining Apple's Settlement With HTC

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Or at least, what you can read of it, because vast swathes have been redacted. Still, there are bits you can actually read, so let's take a look.


A few interesting things that we can learn from the document:

  • Both Apple and HTC are getting a nonexclusive, nontransferrable and non-sublicensable license to some of each other's patents.
  • Apple has agreed not to sue HTC over certain covered products (details over which are, however, redacted).
  • Apple's design patents seem to have been excluded from the document.
  • There's a long and messy section about what happens if Apple deems that HTC has "cloned" one of its products in the future. (In summary: bad things.)

This document was entered into the public record by Samsung, who initially asked about the finer details of the HTC-Apple agreement. There's more black ink there than you might've expected given that payment and royalty terms were the only things that had to be redacted, but if you want sift through it, you can find the document below. [Apple-HTC Settlement via All Things D]

Apple-HTC Settlement (Redacted)