(The Hosting News) – Who would have thought? It’s finally over. Popular smartphone developers HTC and Apple finally reached a resolution in their longstanding patent dispute, according to a BBC report from Sunday.
The center of the resolution is a license agreement valid for one decade.
“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” commented company CEO Peter Chou in the BBC’s report.
The two sides had been involved in a large number of litigation relating to the companies’ respective patents in smartphone technology.
Ongoing litigation saw over 20 cases, the BBC said, citing a source from the AFP.
And despite the resolution and a sense of satisfaction from both Apple and HTC, don’t expect the patent war to end any time soon. The popular iPhone maker is still waging legal battles with other device makers including Samsung.
HTC previously worked with Apple competitor Microsoft, introducing a line of Windows 8 phones in September.