This is very good. A peace with Chinese/Taiwanese companies will be good to sell the stuff there.
furthermore, I think we all should know that the markets will be just handy dandy fine, because if fiscal cliff is coming, the panic selling to the max should be induced during a higher taxation year, not now..... it is business after all. If you're in charge, it would only make sense to postpone it.
MORE INFORMATION TO DIGEST - MUCH MORE TO COME!!!!!! "lthough terms are not being disclosed, HTC did say that it does not expect the agreement of have an “adverse material impact” on its financials. Whatever the company is paying (and rest assured, Apple is being paid here), it would appear to be relatively cheap considering that a jury ordered Samsung to pay upward of a billion dollars for infringing Apple patents."