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Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple and HTC today announced jointly a settlement of all ongoing patent litigation between the two, in a licensing agreement with a 10-year term, any further terms of which were not released. The companies both released canned statements from execs expressing their pleasure at the arrangement and both mentioning “innovation” as key goals going forward. Many will be wondering: Might this be a sign that Apple’s hard-line stance with regards to its IP and patent litigation may be experiencing a general softening, and might we then see similar agreements coming soon in the more (IT news)