Samsung’s mobile chief says it has “no intentions” of settling with Apple

November 14, 2012
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HTC and Apple just came to a settlement agreement for patent claims, but Samsung has no intervention of following HTC's lead. When asked if Samsung would be interesting in pursuing a settlement, Samsung Mobile head J.K. Shin told press that “we have no such intention.” He went on to predict Q4 2012 sales at least as strong as those in Q3, which seems to be saying that Samsung is doing just fine, and has no need to settle.


HTC and Apple's agreement sees HTC paying Apple somewhere in the region of $6-$8 per mobile phone sold. That put an end to several ongoing suits, but it is certainly painful for HTC to be forced to play Apple a fee for every device sold. Samsung appears to be uninterested in making such a deal with Apple. With Samsung easily topping smartphone sales, it's easy to see why it would not want anyone else to get a piece of that pie.

Apple's arguments claim that Samsung is a "copyist" that has borrowed its designs, functionality and other technologies in an effort to shorten the time to develop its own products. Samsung, on the other hand, is countering that Apple has infringed on several of its patents, including those around 3G connectivity in several devices. It seems like every week there is a new suit between the two, and if this statement from Shin is any indication, it does not seem that these are going to end any time soon.

Of course, Samsung has already been slapped with a $1-billion judgment in a high-profile case. As you would expect, Samsung is appealing that decision with a claim against the foreman of the jury. On the other hand, some courts in other countries have ruled in favor of Samsung, so it's clearly a back and forth battle. In one popular case, Apple was forced to publish a statement on its website saying that Samsung did not, in fact, copy them at all.

[via SlashGear]


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  • Mario

    the lawsuit make the good advertising for samsung.much better and cheaper even pay damages $1bil to cupertino as advertisement fees where whole world will have news for them.while apple gain money,but credit given to samsung.the winner = the loser.

  • mike

    HTC just needs to create a top tier mobile device. The One X was great but it didn’t sell. I love mine but I’m not a power user. Hopefully the butterfly J for HTC will be outstanding. The best screen specs period. But is that enough ?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      well it’s amazing, but the battery is too small

      • http://twitter.com/_KID_ANDROID_ KID ANDROID

        Ya battery is way too small. it will be lucky to get 6hrs of continuous non stop use. I’m getting 10-11hrs of continuous non stop use with the screen brightness Set at 3 / 4 power on my Galaxy Note 2 because it doesn’t have LTE. My buddy has the Galaxy Note 2 with LTE and he’s only getting 6.5hrs of continuous non stop use with the exact same settings. The extremely high ppi on the HTC is going to suck battery power like a spirit. lol. – KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada).