Apple Forced to Tell Samsung How Much Money it Makes From HTC License Deal

By Gary Cutlack on at

Apple has been ordered to help Samsung's legal battles a little, with a court telling it to share full details of the 10-year settlement it struck with HTC recently. Only it's not going to be made public.

Apple has already sort of complied, providing Samsung with a heavily redacted version of the deal's terms that removes 33 words from the agreement. This cropped version of the text fails to show the financial details of the agreement between Apple and HTC, which is presumably the most critical part of it as far as Samsung is concerned.

Apple claims Samsung already agreed to accept this redacted version of the text, but Samsung's now won the right for the full text to be released to its lawyers ahead of a December 6th hearing in its ongoing case with Apple.

HTC recently denied it was paying Apple £5 every time it sells an Android model, claiming the estimates were "outrageous." Samsung's lawyers will soon know the real number. [Guardian]