Samsung and Apple smoke the peace pipe, drop all ITC cross-appeals from 2013
posted by Alan F. / Jun 18, 2014, 9:14 AM
Both Apple and Samsung are said to have dropped all cross-appeals filed with the ITC last year. The agency ruled in 2013 that Samsung had infringed on a pair of Apple's patents relating to a touchscreen interface and headset plug detection. Since Sammy's devices banned by the ITC are older models that are no longer manufactured, and newer devices are shipped with a workaround, the ITC suits are not as important to Apple as they once seemed to be.
The anonymous official says that Apple is very interested in releasing wearables with OLED flavored displays, which could be one more reason that Apple and Samsung end up shaking hands and becoming friends. Samsung's use of Super AMOLED displays for its two high-end slates, might have the suits in Cupertino thinking about using such displays in devices like the iWatch.
If Samsung and Apple can get along, perhaps there is hope yet for the rest of the world.
Thanks for the tip!
source: KoreaTimes via GforGames
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About time :)
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 9:16 AM 6
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Samsung won. Unmeasurable amount of free advertisement from 2 years worth of "Samsung this and that" from every news channel and media source, easily $10B or more Sammy didn't have to spend and branding, and they doubled their sales just the same and going to earn with Apple product to be sold. In return, they may have to hand out like $10 per Android device for silly patents, and why not if $50 is coming back from screens, and memory and storage and chipset. However, this is neither Samsung's or Apple's doing, but Google's, who's testimony played the key part in lawsuit round two. Besides Samsung successfully dismissing 95% of Apple's newer patent claims, Google on Sammy's side and iOS user dependency on Google services was something Apple didn't want to f with, especially as their bullying didn't work out in the first place. Keep your enemies closer as they say, this is much better for all sides and their businesses.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 9:33 AM 14
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LOL what a bunch of garbled nonsense, I wanna smoke some of that peac pipe ur hitting lol
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 2:46 PM 0
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It's as easy an analogy as the Irresistible Force (Apple) and the Immovable Object (Samsung). Apple attempted to exert influence in order to change the course of Samsung. It resulted, for all intents and purposes, in a stalemate through legal actions and court proceedings. As it was Apple's goal to change Samsung's course, but it was Samsung's goal to continue on as it was, a stalemate makes Samsung the de facto winner.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 11:18 PM 1
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There you go!! Even apple thinks it needs samsung!!! Haters can hate...but that doesn't goin to change the fact that SAMSUNG is undisputed king mobile tech.... That's said....this is the best news of 2014..
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 10:06 AM 7
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I own s4, s5, and mega 6.3. Some would say im a samsung fan, but even i fail to see how they are "the undisputed king". Samsung make good products, but they arent to everyones needs or tastes. Just because we like samsung doesnt mean everyone else in the world should be like us. Others would rightfully disagree with you.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 1:58 PM 0
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"Undisputed king" lmao and I thought iFans were crazy xD
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 2:49 PM 0
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When the two companies making all the money in the tech industry shake hands.....that's bad news for the small companies. RIP htc,lg,sony and the rest. Lol
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 10:30 AM 1
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Kind of racist.. smoking peace pipe? Really? You dissing on Indians now to? Geez classy.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 10:33 AM 0
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About damn time. Kudos to both of them, l love em both. Now maybe we'll see the Samapple iNote 4S
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 10:45 AM 2
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Samsung shouldn't back down to the bully. That isn't a very good message to be sending to the youth of tomorrow. It sends the message of just give the bully your lunch money. Samsung shouldn't back down until they get that one billion back in lawsuits.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 11:14 AM 4
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This is great...now we just need more profitable competitors...Sony and LG need to push their product more in the states and the Chinese manufactures are slowly moving in...check Huawei and their 299 6 incher... Ascend Mate 2 4G...pretty decent phone...
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 12:00 PM 0
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