Not too long ago, HTC and Apple reached a settlement to end their patent disputes. Rumors were that it was a little unfair, but either way Samsung saw it as an opportunity to help their legal case against Apple and requested the details of the agreement be released. Fortunately for Samsung, Judge Paul S. Grewal agreed to the request, despite being “more than a little skeptical.” Samsung is planning to use that licensing deal to counter Apple’s injunctions by saying that Apple is fine with getting paid for their IP and patents, as is the case with that massive billion dollar payout, and therefore issuing injunctions against Samsung devices is an unnecessary step.
Apple’s legal team had previously agreed to share the settlement, but left out the financial part of it. According to this ruling today, Apple will have to reveal that last part about the finances. Don’t hold your breath on seeing any details soon, though; it’s been labeled for “Attorneys-Eyes-Only,” which means only Samsung’s legal team gets to see it. Hopefully something leaks in the next few weeks before the December 6th trial, right?
source: The Verge