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.
Apple and HTC announced a licensing and settlement deal over the weekend, but no monetary terms were included in the release. According to Wu, "conversations with industry sources" led him to reach the dollar amounts he is estimating.
Samsung was ordered to pay Apple? Well Samsung is not ready to give up yet, and they have convinced the judge who oversaw the case to look into the claims that jury foreman Vel Hogan concealed information during the screening process to pick the jury for the case. Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” and look at how much information Apple attorneys had on Hogan. She has set a hearing for December 6 to look into the issue.
Apple was forced to place a statement on its website regarding its claims that Samsung infringed on the iPad. The judges ruled that the wording of Apple's statement and the obscure placement on its website was not sufficient. They have given Apple 48 hours to rewrite the statement and feature it more prominently on the UK website.
Apple and Samsung have had their fair share of up and downs in court this past few months, but Samsung recently took a pretty big beating. Today however things are about to take a large change in direction. Apple's "bounce back" feature also known as rubber-banding has been ruled invalid today by the USPTO. More details below.
Apple and Samsung, as many of you are undoubtedly already aware, have been trading blows in courtrooms around the world for quite some time now. Samsung, though it's been hit hard in rulings in the past, managed to chalk up a win today, as a UK Appeals Court has denied an appeal Apple filed back in July. At the time, a London High Court ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab wasn't infringing on Apple's design, and today, a group of three Appeals Court judges refused to overturn the ruling.
Samsung has issued a statement on its official blog on the matter.