HTC Peter Chou says media reports on the Apple patent deal fees are "baseless"

HTC Peter Chou says media reports on the Apple patent deal fees are
HTC chief Peter Chou is in Tokyo today to unveil the J Butterfly monster of a handset (think the Droid DNA, but with microSD slot), and he had some not very kind words to say on the Apple-HTC patent deal reporting.

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".

The reporting that ensued after HTC signed off on the deal is according to him "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.

source: Reuters

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26 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

$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

6. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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!!!

11. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

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.

17. JKING_25

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Thumbs up brother, but shave off that mustache for Christ sake. My kids would fear you!

18. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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.

26. Mr_Hyde

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Apple's pimp-hand is strong.

2. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Well, I guess the patent deal wasn't really mutual after all.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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.

4. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Well then, Peter Chou should clear the air by disclosing the details of the agreement so that all the false info can be corrected.

13. Aeires unregistered

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.

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

HTC....you dont fight so we dont care about your products......better support companies who do not support r*tten Apple

8. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Samsung Fought and what happened :-- Fukin 1 Billion Dollars !!

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The reason why I buy Samsung smartphone and tablet. Stand tall against all bully.

14. Aeires unregistered

Until the final trial verdict is handed in, Samsung hasn't paid Apple a dime. Someone with a user name like yourself should have known that.

24. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

nothing yet appealing ;)

23. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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.

25. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

HTC has 20 mil for lawyers ;) and wont be more for sure

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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".

9. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

you're right, there sure are a huge number of grannies out there who still love apple, no matter what ...

10. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple and HTC unite and kill off samsung and lg p.o.s.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

KILL OFF YOUR COMMENT. FYI APPLE doesn't like working with anyone. APPLE like stealing the competition money

15. megabok

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

HTC can f*ck themeselves. They throw away all their remaining pride and dignity and swallowed every drop of apple's semen. Respect...

20. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

They don't have the huge financial backing as Samsung. They can't afford to continue these litigations. Its best to settle and move forward.

21. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

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#

22. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Great video!

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