Taiwan — HTC Corp, a Taiwan-based smartphone developer who has been in the news lately for its ongoing legal battle with Apple Inc., said they are willing to negotiate to settle the patent disputes.
“We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable,” Winston Yung, chief financial officer, told Bloomberg. “On and off we’ve had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out.”
Back in March 2010, Apple filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming HTC had infringed against 10 of its mobile patents. Earlier this summer the ITC ruled that HTC did in fact violate copyright laws on two out of the 10 counts.
“HTC will vigorously fight these two remaining patents through an appeal before the ITC commissioners who make the final decision,” Grace Lei, general counsel for HTC, said at the time. “This is only one step of many in these legal proceedings.”
On July 6, HTC announced a $300 million deal to acquire S3 Graphics Co., five days after the ITC ruled that Apple violated two S3 Graphic patents.
A spokesman for Apple has yet to comment on HTC’s announcement.