Samsung accuses Apple of refusing to negotiate 3G patent licensing

Samsung accuses Apple of refusing to negotiate 3G patent licensing
In Sydney, Australia, the legal battle between Apple and Samsung heats up and now the Korean company is accusing Apple of refusing to negotiate 3G patent licensing for technologies used in the iPad and iPhone.

Last July, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for touchscreen technology patent infringement as Samsung launched its then new Galaxy tablet. In return, Samsung fired back saying Apple infringed its 3G data transmission patents on the second-gen iPad and iPhone 4 and 4S.

The legal session will now look at two of the patents in question, and hopefully the two companies can settle on a decision soon.

This whole patent madness started in April 2011 with Apple throwing a gauntlet at Samsung for its Galaxy tablet. Samsung tried to negotiate licensing the patents and claims “Apple has refused to engage in negotiations.”

This trial in the Land Down Under will run through the whole week and more sessions are planned for October. It’s just one of many legal fights spanning across several countries. Most recently, in the UK, a judge famously wrote that Samsung devices don’t infringe on Apple’s patents since “they are not as cool.”

source: ComputerWorld

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13 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I probably read this wrong, but did I see that this started a year ago and its barely taking motion now?

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no.. they are saying the big "war" started about a year ago when Apple went after the original Galaxy Tab in Australia.

2. script_writer

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

FFS apple!!! leave it alone!! nobodys trying to copy you, (why would anybody want to copy you (what have you got to hide)). My point is that i think apple are really really pathetic and immature with all these patent wars. Next your being sueing urself for copying yourself what with all of your phones being identical apart from shape.

10. POOTIS

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

12. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

"nobodys trying to copy you" ?! what are chinese Hiphones doing?

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

so, APPLE owns 3G now?

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeah, didn't you hear? Apple decided they own everything, even if they had no prior experience or knowledge of it. /s

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Apple owns magic. They also own the definition of "magic", in this case, 3G.

11. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

I heard they are going after David Copperfield and the estate of Harry Houdini.

13. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

someone should warn Hoggwarts

4. marchels14 unregistered

what the hell,did Apple sue Samsung in every country possible in the world.to me it looks like.

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Perhaps, but I'm only aware of those in Germany, UK, Australia, and the US

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i do believe spain and a few others were there as well. If you count the countries they are suing in + where they are being sued, its nearly all of europe, US, parts of asia, australia, and a few other places.

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