“Analyst Shaw Wu with Sterne Agee spoke with industry sources who led him to believe the Apple-HTC settlement will result in a net licensing fee of between $6 and $8,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“With HTC expected to ship between 30 million and 35 million smartphones in 2013, that would result in annual revenue of between $180 million and $280 million for Apple.,” Hughes reports. “‘This is apparently lower than the range AAPL initially proposed,’ Wu wrote in a note to investors on Monday. ‘But to put this in context, this compares to press reports indicated HTC pays (Microsoft) $5 per phone running Android.'”
Hughes reports, “Wu believes the settlement will serve as a blueprint for Apple’s ongoing lawsuits with Samsung and Motorola.”
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Apple and HTC settle global patent battle – November 11, 2012