HTC Peter Chou says media reports on the Apple patent deal fees are "baseless"
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 20, 2012, 3:01 AM
Answering a reporter question about the terms of the deal, which some analysts pegged at $6-$8 per HTC handset going to Apple for patent licence fees, Peter Chou called those claims "baseless".
outrageous" in terms of the amount of money changing hands estimates that analysts concocted and the media parroted. He said HTC is very comfortable with the licensing fees that Apple demanded, so the hint is that the fees are not as much as many publications were inferring when the news broke.The reporting that ensued after HTC signed off on the deal is according to him "
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$6-$8 per htc device is too much to ask. I'm sure peter chou made the right decisions when it comes to the licensing fees with apple
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 3:09 AM 5
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no, every-one has to fight against such a r*tten company like Apple is! just look what Apple IS doing: bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP unbelievable thief = Apple because of greedy Apple we ALL pay higher prices for eBooks!!!
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 4:06 AM 3
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Mr.Chou needs to be pimp slapped. Give apple nothing and stand strong don't be weak. Samsung will show everyone that YES APPLE is soft.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:42 AM 6
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You guys are so dumb. HTC is not a company that is worth over 100 billion. HTC has already lost a couple of case. Remember the product ban that happen to HTC. Samsung will not get off not planning Apple, but that money is nothing for them.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:38 AM 4
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Htc knowing well how money greedy and money thirsty apple are prob sat there to themselves pondering what the lowest sum of money possible they could offer Apple and get away with it,small enough monetary value that htc aren't too bothered about it but high enough to keep the juvenile litigious Apple away.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 3:40 AM 1
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Well then, Peter Chou should clear the air by disclosing the details of the agreement so that all the false info can be corrected.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 3:50 AM 5
Exactly, sounds to me like he's whistling in the dark, or talking out both sides of his mouth. Companies keep all kinds of things secret but when a story hits the web like this did, time to clear the air with some real stats, not vague opinions.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 7:28 AM 2
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HTC....you dont fight so we dont care about your products......better support companies who do not support r*tten Apple
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 4:04 AM 2
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Samsung Fought and what happened :-- Fukin 1 Billion Dollars !!
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 5:32 AM 1
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Unfortunately it's not so simple. HTC doesn't have THAT much money on hand to keep fighting Apple. Apple has a huge cash reserve which they can use to keep the litigation going and possibly buy judges/ juries to vote in their favor. It's just like those RIAA/ MPAA scare tactics on the average person who simply can't afford to fight the giants in court and end up settling, even if the piracy charge is bogus.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:42 PM 0
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You can say whatever you want about Apple, and it wouldn't put a dent on them. Their followers are huge! Like they say, "once you go mac, you won't go back". That's why I don't use one. My work place is filled with Apple except two found the GS3 was the best thing they ever bought. They love the beautiful screen and size. As for me, well, once you use WP, you're all alone".
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 5:31 AM 0
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Apple and HTC unite and kill off samsung and lg p.o.s.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:22 AM 1
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and yet HTC has to pay apple in the most unwilling way. HTC has lost all my respect. I used to introduce HTC handset to friend. Now, all my close friend use Samsung. Each and everyone of them are tired of apples' tyranny. Happy to report some are 4s user.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 8:47 AM 3
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HTC can f*ck themeselves. They throw away all their remaining pride and dignity and swallowed every drop of apple's semen. Respect...
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 8:38 AM 6
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The whole intelectual property system is screwed up. HTC made a move that I don't necessarily agree with but, it was the safest way to end these extremely expensive legal battles. It's over and now HTC can finally move on. What Apple is doing is totally hypocritical and in may cases is flat out untrue but, this is an exploite of the system we live in today. Apple has taken advantage of a broken system. Apple is a like a tired boxer, throwing elbows to try and steal a losing fight in the last round. Apple will fall, they always do. Innovation is created though partnership and constant borrowing and rebuilding of ideas and products. Suing companies you borrow from is not good for business. These methods won't work. Apple is constantly uses other companies ideas while suing anyone whole they feel threatened by. They should feel threatened. Apple is only delaying the inevitable. http://vimeo.com/36881035#
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 8:29 PM 2
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