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Apple and Samsung patent litigation settlement meeting fails to produce hugs and kisses

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Apple and Samsung patent litigation settlement meeting fails to produce hugs and kisses
In last Monday's the mediation talks in San Francisco, scheduled before the July 30 trial in a San Jose, Calif. federal court, the execs of Samsung and Apple were supposed to sit together and try to reach some sort of a pre-trial agreement. 

Apple's CEO Tim Cook was present at the meetings, say anonymous sources, as well as Samsung's Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and the Director of Mobile Shin Jong-Kyun.

Apparently those preliminary talks failed to produce the desired settlement agreements, and as usual the problem was money. Both Apple and Samsung seem to be in disagreement what exactly their patents are worth to each other. The discontent stems mainly from the valuation of Samsung's standard patents, which Apple thinks should be licensed much cheaper than what the Koreans are demanding. 

These patents often fall under the FRAND "fair and reasonable" licensing procedures, that's why judges are usually reluctant to issue injunctions against them, but Samsung believes it has a much stronger patent portfolio in the areas of 3G, and especially 4G connectivity. Both companies refused to comment, with Samsung saying this is an "ongoing legal matter", but last Monday's talks have allegedly been at least the second try from both companies to reach a patent litigation agreement, after a similar session in May failed to produce any settlements.

source: Reuters

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 04:09 11

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Apple is actually making a good phone from the beginning till now... It is sad because the word 'patent troll' has clearly spoiled its reputation... Things might change if Apple didnt sue any of the competitor in the 1st place... I will never buy Apple product anymore, it makes me looks like a mindless b*tch :(

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 04:49 3

3. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


It makes ONLY you look like a "mindles b*tch*. Normal users don't give a f*** about these patent wars, buy what they want and don't experience this situation with your amount of emotions.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 06:40 4

5. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Excellent post! I find it humorous when these idiots claim they wont buy a product from a company because of patent wars. How stupid and misguided! Buying an apple product doesn't make you a mindless b*tch. Being worried about what others think of your choices makes you sound like a mindless b*tch.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 11:05

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 1976; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't want to give money to a company that limit my freedom of choice and restrict mobile technology advancement in general.

Patent no longer served it original purposes that is to aid the growth of innovations. The system is so broken that it denied and overwrite common sense.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 04:25 3

2. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I don't know what to say other then, the fact that Apple should have been trying to make money by Letting rivals use some of its patents rather then do a bitch move and try and get it banned. Think what you want to but my opinion stands firm. Its 5:30 in the morning, I can't see straight and my eyes are trying to slam shut. Nonetheless, I still think it is important enough to miss sleep just so I can show my compassion towards how much I dislike apple.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 05:01

4. mercorp (Posts: 955; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


More of "blows and bashes" than "hugs and kisses"

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