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Samsung shows interest in Apple's deal with HTC

0. phoneArena 17 Nov 2012, 00:10 posted on

Nearly a week after the surprising announcement that Apple and HTC had agreed to a ten year licensing agreement that put a halt to all patent litigation between the two, Korean manufacturer Samsung asked a court to order Apple to turn over a copy of the agreement...

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posted on 17 Nov 2012, 07:45

17. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


HTC not pay to Apple, consumer who buy HTC product who pays.
Like what HTC ans Samdung doing when pay microsoft $5-15. they never pay microsoft. but we are who buy their product.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 08:02 1

18. JGuinan007 (Posts: 687; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Are you saying that since HTC has to pay Apple $20 for every android phone it sells HTC is then going to raise the price of it's phones by $20 to cover that and that we as customers of HTC are really the ones paying Apple? Well if thats the case I refuse to buy HTC and will only buy Samsung, I refuse to give money to Apple.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:02

24. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


yes it happens in every kind of product

Not just a phone other products too , not on patent but on others like advertisment,

If they started paying from there pockets then how they are gng to earn much

they charge everytime, thats include in there profit margin ...

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 08:36 1

22. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Wait a second! Wasn't the "Bounce Back" or "Rubberbanding" patent INVALIDATED by the patent office? If it was, how are they able to enforce a license agreement and ask for money? Someone clear this up for me please.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 08:56

23. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


i likes the approach of SS , but i didnt like the approach of Apple at all ,

What i think is SS wont make a deal bcoz in previous article SS said that they are preparing for war.

Better have patent exchange system , choose innovation not law suite.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 16:40

33. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Live by the pen, die by the pen... Man, dying by pen really does seem to take forever!

Someone please just drop down the Thunderdome and bust out the swords to usher all this along.

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 04:26

40. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And Samsung gets the right to see the details of the deal. Surprising PA didn't report this .... not sure why though :)

http://www.zdnet.com/samsung-wins-right-to-view-apple-htc-deal-7000007730/

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