Court orders Apple to share HTC deal details with Samsung

Court orders Apple to share HTC deal details with Samsung Zeebiz Bureau

San Francisco: A US court has ordered Apple Inc to produce a full copy of the settlement agreement reached with HTC Corp to rival Samsung Electronics, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.

The US judge has asked Apple to disclose the agreement "without delay" subject to an Attorneys-Eyes-Only designation.

Samsung had earlier filed a motion to compel Apple to reveal details of the settlement with HTC but which have been kept under wraps.

The move arguably could be instrumental in Samsung's efforts to thwart Apple's subsequent quest for a permanent sales ban on its products.

With Agency Inputs