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Report: Apple and Samsung in settlement talks

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Report: Apple and Samsung in settlement talks
Right on the heels of Apple's settlement with Google's Motorola Mobility, which resulted in the dismissal of any remaining lawsuits between the two tech firms, there is talk that Apple and Samsung are sitting down to discuss a similar deal. The thermonuclear war that Steve Jobs had promise to unleash on Android, was created in the mind of the late Apple co-founder during a time period when iOS was in a stronger competitive position. Times have changed and Apple seems ready to put all of its legal issues behind it.

In the first patent trial between the two firms, Apple won a verdict of $930 million that is under appeal by Samsung. In the second trial, Apple won $119.6 million even though most experts had predicted that Apple would win a larger verdict in the second trial. That forecast was made due to the suit's inclusion of more recent models like the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung is appealing that verdict as well.

Samsung and Apple have tried before to work out a deal. Before and after both trials, Judge Lucy Koh requested that both sides reach out to each other via mediation, but each time, the talks failed.

source: KoreaTimes

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posted on 19 May 2014, 21:27 3

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

a have a dream..

posted on 19 May 2014, 21:36 2

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I have a dream.

posted on 19 May 2014, 21:43 3

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

These trials are rigged because most of the members of the jury probably have iOS device scans therefore favor Apple...

posted on 19 May 2014, 23:11

13. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Right, the system is only rigged when your chosen brands lose. There couldn't possibly be a more reasonable explanation, such as actual guilt. I have never heard that before. While we are at it, I'm sorry your football/futbol/hockey/basketball/baseball/softbal​l/volleyball/track/NASCAR/F1 team lost. Stupid bought officials.

posted on 19 May 2014, 22:09 4

6. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

Both are better off working with the other, hope they can work this nonsense out.

posted on 19 May 2014, 22:10 3

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Apple should just DROP THE DAMN case and shake hands with SAMSUNG like they did with MOTOROLA. this shyt will never end

posted on 19 May 2014, 22:48 2

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Why they wanna stop if money is coming.

posted on 20 May 2014, 07:46 2

20. Sauce (unregistered)

One thing PA failed to mention was that this was/is Apples idea and Apple went to Samsung.

posted on 19 May 2014, 22:19 2

8. mturby (unregistered)

i thought the samsung had to pay $119 instead of $930 after the last trial..

posted on 19 May 2014, 22:54 3

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

There have been two separate trials in Judge Koh's courtroom (three if you consider the re-trial on damages for the first case). The $930m verdict is still under appeal. Apple had to have had a bit of an epiphany after 'winning' only $119m. $119m is within the cost of doing business for Sammy (they drop that much on adverts in a month).

Losing while winning has to focus Timmy's attention on the futility of continuing to litigate this mess. Apple is not going to vaporize Sammy and Sammy is not going to vaporize Apple. Time to cut a deal.

posted on 20 May 2014, 02:26 1

17. willard12 (unregistered)

Samsung spent $14 billion on marketing in 2013. In a month, they spend about 10 times what Apple got in the second trial on adverts.


posted on 20 May 2014, 06:13 1

18. sgodsell (Posts: 4861; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Considering they were hoping to get 2 billion and it went down to $119 million. If the 930 million goes to court again. That will be chopped down as well. Not to mention the $119 will be appealed again. I think Apple wanted to take Samsung to court and give them negative publicity, which they did. However it made Apple look bad as well.

posted on 20 May 2014, 02:04

16. SPASE (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 May 2013)

@mturby you are correct.

posted on 20 May 2014, 07:26

19. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Finally.....lets get back to competing in the stores and not the court rooms.

posted on 20 May 2014, 07:47 1

21. Sauce (unregistered)

What stores?

Eye wantz tew buy stuffz inseyed Samsung shtore'!

posted on 20 May 2014, 08:43 1

23. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

So Samsung can only sell stuff in Samsung stores? Thats a new one....

You feeling ok today?

Oh I see.....Apple has Apple stores..your fanboyism is showing....

posted on 20 May 2014, 07:56 1

22. jpd514 (Posts: 57; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)

For now Samsung has not paid a penny to Apple. All causes are to the Court of appeal.

Apple seeks an honourable way to get out of those embarrassing trials for them now. Samsung may be not ready to let Apple out honorably.

An example of a few of a situation very embarrassing for Apple: an email introduced by Samsung in the Court in which Tim Cook Apple Executive Director acknowledges that for the majority of people, Samsung is more COOL than Apple.

Very embarrassing.

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