HTC: ‘We Won’t Settle With Apple!’

HTC: ‘We Won’t Settle With Apple!’

In spite of Apple’s significant legal victory over Samsung last week, smartphone maker HTC plans to carry on in its patent infringement battle with the Cupertino device maker.


Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC, revealed that her company has no intention of reaching a settlement with Apple, according to DigiTimes. She said that HTC remains confident in the face of patent infringement complaints from Apple, even though Samsung was found by a California jury to have violated Apple’s patented inventions.

HTC is remaining confident in the Android mobile operating system, Wang said she believes Samsung’s loss is not a result of Android itself.

Wang says her company’s ability to innovate will be a key element in warding off patent infringement claims from Apple. Once THE company to watch in the mobile space, HTC has stumbled recently, as it has been unable to replicate the kind of success Samsung and Apple have enjoyed.

HTC and Apple have been engaged in a series of lawsuits, with both sides accusing the other of patent infringement. The battle began in 2010.

HTC’s view of the Apple vs. Samsung decision is similar to Google’s who believes the loss by Samsung didn’t relate to the Android operating system, saying, “Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system and several are being re-examined by the U.S. Patent Office.”

Despite the bravado being shown by HTC and Google, some observers believe that Apple’s victory could lead to a lucrative royalty stream for the folks in Cupertino from Android device makers.