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Apple and Samsung met four times in 2010 to try to prevent patent litigation

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:06

Apple and Samsung have been involved in numerous court battles over the last two years, but it didn't have to be this way; a court filing by Apple discovered by The Verge reveals that the two got together in July 2010 in an attempt to head off litigation...

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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:24

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

NIce to know

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:34 7

2. windowsRocks (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Microsoft has already eaten a small part of Apple. Samsung is eating half part & Google's Android is gonna eat full Apple........

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 18:41 2

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

please explain… because it would appear apple is just rising as a company… but do tell…

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 15:06 8

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Apple is greedy Yes
Apple is over suing Yes
Apple is abusing with Lawsuits and Patents
But Samsung did trully copied Apple in the past.
From Packaging design, adapter to iPhone.
Facing so many ongoing lawsuits Samsung was forced to make changes, and they did make changes.
But now on matter what, Apple is still suing them uselessly.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:29 3

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Yes, Samsung was forced to make drastic changes and, in the end, their phones are now better than that which they were accused of iMitating. There is no way, now, you can even compare Samsung's latest devices to tiny 3.5 inch crAppware, e.g., Galaxy Nexus Prime, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II, etc......

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 15:42 3

4. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Samsung should just cut off Apple from parts for 1 month. While it would definitely cause Samsung to lose money, it would tank their stock and cause massive delays. They need to add that into their legal agreements. That would teach them to sue the people who supplies them with parts...

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 15:58 7

5. stealthd (unregistered)

Companies don't act like jealous girlfriends for a reason: it's terrible for business. In your little fantasy (which is just that, since it will never happen), not only does Samsung lose money, but their stock will go down, and they'll be breaking probably more than a dozen different contracts that'll get them more lawsuits that they can't really defend against. Not to mention possible anti-competitive implications from leveraging one market to take out a competitor in another market. So yeah, terrible idea for all parties.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:19 1

6. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

yeah drangonball fanboy, thats never going to happen, get a grip

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 16:25

7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Apple have billions of dollars to crush Samsung. Apple didn't care about friendship or business matter because American love and will ing to pay Apple at any price. All made in China left millions of American jobless.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 20:57 5

10. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

In case you didn't know, Samsung is worth a lot more than Apple as a company. Samsung doesn't just make phones and tablets.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 01:29 3

11. ph00ny (Posts: 1507; Member since: 26 May 2011)

You obviously have no idea who samsung truly is

shipbuilding, construction, hotel, amusement parks, investment, insurance, electronic, semiconductor, engineering, etc

Here is the piece from wiki about the recent samsung

2000 to present

Samsung Techwin has been the sole supplier of a combustor module of the Trent 900 engine of the Rolls-Royce Airbus A380-The largest passenger airliner in the world- since 2001.[28] Samsung Techwin of Korea is a revenue-sharing participant in the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner GEnx engine program.[29]
Samsung Electronics overtook Sony as one of the world's most popular consumer electronics brands in 2004 and 2005, and is now ranked #19 in the world overall.[30] In Q3 of 2011, Samsung has overtaken Apple to become the World's Largest Smartphone maker.[31] SCTV and Indosiar are subsidiary of Surya Citra Media that owned by Samsung. In 2011, SCTV and Indosiar will merger and given stake by Samsung.[citation needed]
In 2010, Samsung announced a 10-year growth strategy centered around five businesses.[32] One of these businesses was to be focused on biopharmaceuticals, to which the Company has committed ₩2.1 trillion.[33]
In December 2011, Samsung Electronics sold its hard disk drive (HDD) business to Seagate.[34]

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