Judge: Patents in Apple-HTC settlement deal can’t be sealed
Major details of the legal settlement between Apple and HTC could be made public following a ruling from a California judge.
In an ruling tonight, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh said that while details of pricing and royalty rates for patents from both companies should be kept under wraps from public view, the same does not hold true for the rest of the agreement.
“This Court has repeatedly explained that only the pricing and royalty terms of license agreements may be sealed,” Koh wrote in a ruling. “There are compelling reasons to seal pricing and royalty terms, as they may place the…
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