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Peter Chou – Is he HTC’s savior or obstacle to revival?

Now in his tenth year as CEO of HTC Corp, Peter Chou is lauded as the architect of the Taiwanese firm’s award-winning smartphones. But as the company’s fortunes have dived, some insiders say he’s now an obstacle to any revival.

Samsung wins disclosure on the Apple and HTC’s settlement agreement

Earlier this month Samsung requested the court to force Apple to turn over their settlement agreement with HTC. Samsung believes that the agreement will allow them a vital insight into Apple’s strategy on licensing/patents and use it to their advantage in their disputes.

HTC doesn’t pay Apple $8 per Android phone it sells

After signing the 10 year licensing agreement earlier this month that resolved the patent breaches, it was popular belief that HTC would have to pay per device. HTC’s Peter Chou denies the recent reports of the $8 payment to Apple for every Android sold and stated that the media badly represented the case and found these claims to be “outrageous”. No details were given on the agreement.

Apple and HTC settle global patent war

Apple Inc and HTC Corp announced on Saturday a global patent settlement and 10-year licensing agreement that ends one of the first major conflagrations of the smartphone patent wars.