The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that HTC does not infringe on patents held by former Apple subsidiary FlashPoint Technology. FlashPoint complained to the ITC about IP relating to digital cameras in the Taiwanese smartphone-maker's products. An initial ruling by an ITC judge back in July found no violation …
"...HTC was also on the docket for that patent, but FlashPoint chose not to pursue it after settling with the other three."
Well since they got some money from the other 3, and it looks like HTC would have contested the demand, better for them to get some money and shut-up, than HTC demonstrate that no money needs to change hands and have the others asking for a refund!
Funny, I read it as saying just that. That no or very little money changed hands and "settling" may have been nothing more than exchanging jokes about HP's board.