Samsung founds a display patent troll shop in Washington D.C., already 100+ patents amassed

Samsung founds a display patent troll shop in Washington D.C., already 100+ patents amassed
Samsung has apparently set up a patent shop, Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKT), down in Washington, D.C., at the princely sum of $25 million. The company will be in charge of all patent-related issues around the company's groundbreaking display technology, but also has been tasked to further strengthen Samsung's portfolio in the field, as indicated by a recent purchase of former Seiko Epson patents, which have something to do with LCD and OLED tech.

IKT is a Samsung Display subsidiary, and indicates greater focus on screen IP, after the ongoing OLED display kerfuffle with LG. The department's spokesperson noted: “Patents are a good source of innovation and we also need to protect our intellectual property by strengthening our patent-related business”.
 
Created in March, the company bears the rights over some 123 patents, ranging from the mundane to the futuristic. “IKT will be tasked to find out which patents are helpful and valued for Samsung,” mentioned an industry insider. Patents are turning into big revenue streams in the tech world lately, so that might be one of the goals for setting up the patent shop. The other might be to avoid slips like LG eventually coming out with the first flexible OLED phone before Samsung.

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49 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Apple opened Pandora's box and Samsung is willing to learn. Shame.

3. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Samsung the biggest thieves in the world now want to protect their thefts with this patent troll shop. lol

4. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I do not know who the bigger troll, me or the_Samsong ?

5. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Samsung Accused Of Paying Trolls To Attack Apple and Others! valuewalk.com/2013/04/samsung-accused-of-paying-tr​olls-to-attack-apple-others/

28. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

and many believed troll. they gona denied any sources, facts , review that unfavorable to Samsung. just look at the number of thumb down.

31. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Page not found error with link, sounds about right lol

39. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

35. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

samsung fakes everything. zero respect to that company who steals idea from all other company. #samsung =Korea=lie=fake

48. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And Apple PAID money to get the article printed :D

43. TheBitterTruth unregistered

ME !!

46. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

I don't know if your just trolling or you have the right to exist. GO hang your self and stab your neck too while you're at it.

40. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

Samsungs a fail. Apple ftw.

2. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

not cool samsung................. guess, i'll be joining team moto or lg

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

#Switch

44. TheBitterTruth unregistered

LG is a better choice.

6. wendygarett unregistered

It is Samsung's right to protect its revolutionary AMOLED and the flexible display... To avoid the copycat like LG who enjoy to steal Samsung flexible display technology...

7. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

So Apple right to protect its revolutionary Phone to avoid the copycat like samsung! Thank you wendygarett for your wisdom.

8. wendygarett unregistered

when did samsung copy? Mr. iBrainwashed

11. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I would be easier me to answer if you ask, when Samsung did NOT copy?

14. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Let's start with this "Samsung’s 2010 Report Says Its Galaxy Would Be Better if It Were Just More Like the iPhone"

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And the iPhone design was stolen from Sony, LG! ®

27. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

So you admit that Samsung and Apple stolen from Sony and LG. Thanks for the clarification TROLL®

47. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Congratulations. You just used something that has been said in 90% of the board meetings worldwide in relation to their own products and competitors. Once a company comes out with a new products, one of two things happens. Either someone reckons that he could do the same thing only better and starts their own company, or a current rival sees some of their customer base possibly defecting for the new products and wants one of their own to counter it. Sony was one of if not the first to come out with a personal portable music player. Everyone else just copied their idea, shameful! Ford started a car demographic aimed at kids for the first time in their Mustang, and not long after we saw Chevy, Pontiac, Dodge, Plymouth, and eveb AMC come out with "copycats", detestable! It's not copying per se if you as a company try to get a larger share of the consumer pie by bringing a competing product to market. And it makes the most sense to offer something similar to what your competitor is offering, after all it is selling for a reason. Notice I said similar. While even the original Galaxy S is similar to the iPhone, it's not a copy. If the industry used the same template and eliminated companies who were close to eachother in what they offered, we'd have probably 1/10 the amount of companies in the world compared to what we have know.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So you're saying that in no way shape, or form ever has Samsung copied apple?

30. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple is right to protect any actual technology it develops. But that's not what Apple sues over. They sue over shapes. They sue over elements incorporated into their products that they copied from others. And they sue over things that aren't the same as what they do, but are in any way similar, using over broad interpretations like, "...a tap is just a zero length swipe." I don't know what Samsung are going to do with this patent office. Maybe it's purely defensive, for leverage against Apple. Maybe they'll be just like Apple and start suing to stifle competition and innovation. We will have to wait and see.

36. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

it's just the begining of samsung mobile falling apart. they shouldn't have copied apple's iphone design philosophy..

37. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Apple can't even came up their their own names: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iBook. You should look at the 2006 Samsung SGH-Z610. Apple stole the horizon earpiece and bottom circle button designs from Samsung. https://www.google.com/search?q=sgh+z610&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

38. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

LOL...If what you are think is true, then the judge wouldn't ban the S2 in the states..

49. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When did the S2 got ban in the US? Apple have tried really hard to ban Samsung phones and so far unsucessful.

9. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

"The company will be in charge of all patent-related issues around the company's groundbreaking display technology.." What groundbreaking display technology, exactly? Last time I checked, Samsung was still not able to bring RGB in high density amoleds and was using weird pixel arrangements to compensate for that. None of the other companies have been able to do that, though. Nokia's CBD amoleds are brighter - and have better sunlight legibility and have better refresh rate.

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