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Samsung lawyers file copy of Apple patent settlement with HTC

December 06, 2012|By Chris O'Brien
  • Apple and Samsung return to court Thursday in their epic patent lawsuit.
Apple and Samsung return to court Thursday in their epic patent lawsuit. (Ahn Young-joon / Associated…)

Apple and HTC announced a surprise settlement to their patent litigation last month, but the details were kept tightly under wraps. Then a federal judge this week granted a motion by lawyers for Samsung requesting that they be able to see a copy of the settlement. 

Apple complied, and Wednesday night Samsung lawyers filed a copy of that settlement with a U.S. Federal District Court. The 140-page document, however, is heavily redacted. 

A copy is pasted below for your early-morning viewing pleasure. We're just starting to read through to examine what details are revealed. The filing comes the night before Apple and Samsung return to the San Jose courtroom where a jury handed Apple a resounding verdict in its patent case against Samsung back in August. 

Samsung wants that $1-billion verdict tossed aside. Apple wants a judge to ban several Samsung products. Whether getting its hands on the Apple-HTC settlement will help Samsung remains to be seen.

Apple-HTC Settlement (Redacted)

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