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HTC Open for Negotiations with Apple over Recent Lawsuits

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has announced that it is willing to negotiate a deal with Apple, which is one of the many companies looking to hinder Android via legal assaults.

The company is under attack by Apple, which claims that the company is violating some of its patents in its Android based smartphones.

According to SFGate (opens in new tab), HTC’s chief financial officer Winston Yung said during a conference call that the company was willing to negotiate a deal with Apple.

His comments come as both the sides experienced setbacks in the on-going patent trial. “We have to sit down and figure it out. We're open to having discussions,” he said.

An ITC panel recently ruled in favour of HTC against two patents cited by Apple. Before this, the same panel had ruled in favour of Apple over two other patents it had cited against HTC. As of now, both the rulings are under review.

“We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable. On and off we've had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out." Yung said.

He did mention that the company had not held any formal talks regarding a settlement with Apple in the past two months.

Ravi Mandalia

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