In the wake of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s preliminary ruling against HTC in its battle with Apple, HTC is reportedly seeking to have talks with the iPhone maker about its patent spat.
The news comes via Bloomberg which talked to HTC Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung who reportedly hinted at the idea that the Taiwanese company is now open to talk with Apple regarding the two companies’ patent row.
“We have to sit down and figure it out,” said the HTC executive. “We’re open to having discussions.”
“We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable,” he added.
Apple won a preliminary ruling against HTC in the U.S. ITC when a judge said devices of the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker violates two patents owned by Apple.
Despite the decision being a preliminary decision, HTC has seemingly gone softer in its stance, experts say.
After the ITC reviews the decision and if it upholds the decision penned by one of its judges, HTC could face an import ban in the U.S. for the products which are decided to have violated Apple’s patents.
Apple has not revealed, however, if it wants to negotiate with HTC.