An HTC spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company is willing to negotiate with Apple before both companies’ United States International Trade Commission (ITC) rulings against each other finalize.
In the rare event the rulings are not dropped before becoming final, HTC and perhaps Apple could see its products banned in the U.S. market.
“We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable,” HTC spokesperson Winston Yung told Bloomberg, indicating a possible deal before such an outcome.
“On and off we’ve had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out,” he said.
The ITC ruled that HTC violated two Apple patents on “system and method for performing an action on a structure in a computer" and a "real-time signal processing system for serially transmitted data,” according to AllThingsD.
Meanwhile, it ruled that Apple violated two HTC (more precisely, a company HTC acquired) patents on “fixed-rate block-based image compression with inferred pixel values,” according to CNET.
HTC isn’t the only Android phone maker Apple is fighting.
It’s also embroiled in a nasty international legal war against Samsung, with Apple accusing Samsung of copying its entire style and Samsung accusing Apple of infringing in its telecommunication technology patents.