Samsung and Apple file to drop claims to get trial started on time
we just want people to invent their own stuff," while Samsung retorts that Apple is trying to "compete through litigation." Apple says that Samsung has become the top smartphone maker through infringement and thus owes billions of dollars in damages. And while it was the late Steve Jobs who once said that "good artists copy, great artists steal," current Apple CEO Tim Cook is thought to be ready to compromise as litigation is said to not be his thing.
Among the claims Apple is willing to drop are a few relating to the look of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad including U.S. Patent Nos. D618,677 and D593,-87 for the body style of the Apple iPhone. Other claims Apple is willing to dismiss are U.S. Patent No. D617,334 and U.S. Patent No. 604,305 for the GUI for the Apple iPhone and U.S. Patent No. D504,889 for the body style of the Apple iPad 2. Among the claims that Samsung is willing to drop is U.S. Patent No. 7,079,871 related to displaying data on a portable phone, and U.S. Patent No. 7,069,055 on a "mobile telephone capable of displaying world time and method for controlling the same". A complete list of which claims both sides are willing to drop can be found at the sourcelink.