Samsung Requests to See Details of Apple's HTC Settlement
Samsung displays first public interest in settlement that ended recent legal fight between Apple and HTC.
Samsung has filed a request to view the details related to Apple's 10-year patent licensing settlement with HTC.
The company said it wishes to see what patents were covered as part of the agreement due to fact that some may overlap with the ones used in the ongoing lawsuit between itself and Apple -- these include the '381 and '915 patents, covering "bounce back" and scrolling and zooming, respectively.
"As you know, the issue of Apple's willingness to license its patents was briefed in Samsung's opposition to Apple's motion for permanent injunction," said Quinn Emanuel's Robert Becher, the lawyer representing Samsung. "This license has direct bearing on the question of irreparable harm and whether monetary remedies are adequate."
Becher added that the license could also reveal whether Apple included some of its "unique" user experience patents. The iPhone creator's patent licensing director Boris Teksler referred to the aforementioned collection as "untouchables," which it only shared with a small amount of firms.
While Samsung declined to comment on the filing, it stressed that it wants the court to give its take on the matter by November 27.
Following the announcement of the deal between Apple and HTC, the former is said to have been the biggest beneficiary out of the settlement. The company is reportedly set to receive up to $280 million per year due to the deal.