In a Friday filing, Apple and HTC confirmed to the International Trade Commission (ITC) that they’ve had two recent settlement meetings, one during the week of Aug. 13 and another more recent one, reports “FOSS Patents” (www.fosspaents.com).
However, the two companies haven’t reached a settlement. Apple and Samsung plan to have further discussions in the future, notes “FOSS Patents.”
This is all part of an ongoing legal battle. In November 2010 Apple sued Motorola, alleging that the company’s smartphone lineup and the operating software it uses infringe on the iPhone-maker’s intellectual property. The two lawsuits came after Motorola sued Apple in October 2010 for patent infringement. Motorola claims that Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents.
Also in 2010 Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware.