Read The Document Outlining Apple’s Settlement With HTC

Read The Document Outlining Apple’s Settlement With HTC

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 non-exclusive, non-transferrable and non-sublicensable licence 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.

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)