HTC CEO slams media reports on Apple licence deal
November 20, 2012 7:42 PM EST
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp is happy with its settlement with Apple Inc after a patent dispute, but regards media reports on details of the licensing agreement as "outrageous", chief executive Peter Chou told reporters at a product launch in Tokyo on Tuesday.
HTC announced a global patent settlement and a 10-year licensing agreement with Apple this month after a bruising patent war between the two smartphone makers.
Apple sued the Taiwanese handset maker in 2010, its first major legal salvo against a manufacturer using Google's Android operating system. Since the suit, a patent war has engulfed competitors including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Google's Motorola Mobility unit.
The companies did not disclose details of the settlement or the licensing agreement, but HTC said it will not change its fourth-quarter guidance.
(Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Michael Watson)