Samsung shifting its Apple patent war strategy, hopes that Tim Cook will be more reasonable

Samsung shifting its Apple patent war strategy, hopes that Tim Cook will be more reasonable
Now before Steve Jobs passing away, Samsung didn't hold high hopes that it can reach any sort of licensing agreements or a deal with Apple over the patent infringement war it hurled upon the Galaxy line. 

The Korea Times reports that Samsung's legal team has already held "emergency meetings" to reconsider its scorched earth litigation strategy and maybe stop launching counter-lawsuits in all countries where it is being sued by Apple.

The executives think that the new CEO Tim Cook, being a brilliant operational guy, and basically inventing Apple's state-of-the-art supply chain system, will be more practical and open to reason. While this all may sound like an episode of "The Godfather", Samsung has every reason to believe that Tim Cook, who is behind the components supply strategy of Apple, and has signed off the multibillion dollar agreement to source parts from Samsung this year, might be more willing to negotiate and put the matter behind for the sake of everybody and the disgust of the lawyers' trophy wives.

Samsung filed counter-lawsuits in France and Italy to ban the sales and marketing of the iPhone 4S there immediately after its announcement on Wednesday, but before being aware that Steve Jobs has passed away. Now it is obviously fine-tuning the strategy to put the countermeasures on hold for the time being and reach out to Tim Cook. The next verdict in the global patent war is expected to come from Australia, where the judge has hinted she will have a final decision whether to ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down Under next week.



1. awin217

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

apple is afraid... the tab is actually better than the ipad.

2. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Apple has a better tablet marketshare, therefore the iPad is better (fandroid logic)

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lol at fandroid logic. Now watch them backpedal.

6. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

You apple fans continue to amaze me. The ipad is a marvel and so is the tab. But they are for different segments of the population. The ipad is more consumer oriented rather and the galaxy tabs are more tech-geek oriented. The ipad is for people who want to do basic things in a simple way while the tab is for people who want to do something more productive. In the end it all comes down to apple's smooth UI versus android's functional UI.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Oh ok so what can you do on an android tab that I can't on my iPad?

8. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

The most basic thing would be flash content. Then would come too much dependence on itunes. super-bad camera, then would be lack of stereo speakers even though its tablet, having a micro-sd card slot and then would come the fact that it has no standard USB port. Isn't that enough? And the fact that the galaxy tab is almost as smooth means that the only advantage the ipad really has is also not really relevant.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Oh ok so I have browsers on my iPad that do flash. So what TASKS can you accomplish that I can't? You know things adults do like check email, browse the web etc.

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Taco I love my iPad 2 but yeah some browsers let you see a little flash but it don't have full flash support or it can't be a USB host for lots of stuff. I think it would be cool if you could turn flash support on and off only when you have to use it than you could save battery on top of that it would be cool to be able to turn off anything you don't need.such why not momentarily turn off a core or some other battery hogs if you ar not using them. I think savings can be made from just piggybacking the signals to two different components saving power just send it in different frequencies and save precious circuit space. Sorry for the ramble I have not been sleeping well and just ate two sleeping pills I think they were valume any how I am passing oit

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I have an ipad2 and I am not a fanboy. Without kjailbreaking and rooting occluded. Android supports USB hosting, flash support, drag and drop files, does not have to sync with iTunes like software. I am tired some of my thoughts are a little wrong maybe so correct me if you notice. Oh and feel free to ad more. Good night hoped that helped

12. meletios unregistered

flash websites.. watch videos in all formats, if not supported codecs can downloaded to support those. bluetooth file sharing all type full control over where my files are stored and organises many more but as a sensible poster said earlier... for simple use/users, wont worry about this.. but yes u cannot do many other advanceds taks you can on a android

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You re nothing but a little TROLL taco

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

youre hypocritical fanboy

3. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I hope they reach an agreement because I don't want the nexus prime getting banned next

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

An agreement would be nice.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

We really need to end this patent battle. APPLE is the one being greedy and afraid of Samsung & wont admit. They banned Samsung almost in every country and Apple dont care bout competition as long their #1. Pisses me off they wont drop the law suit.

16. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I believe Apple has the right to call Samsung on any infringements they believe are occurring. But the way this is escalating is poor execution. They need to understand that the parts Samsung provides has helped them achieve the market share they enjoy. Banning Samsung only sets a standard someone can come back and use on them as well as slaps the face of a partner. Protect your product, play hardball, but work it out. This may be both companies last chance to deal with this in a way that allows the mobile industry to thrive as a whole and not have to deal with the ripple effect for years to come.

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

usually the losing team is the one that wants to negotiate... but fandroids being butt hurt that their new toy (Prime) will not be launched will make ramdom excuses...

19. L3610n

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

Or they feel sorry for Apple after all that's transpired this week and want to just forget about everything. It could be that as well. Just sayin'.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I just got out from talking to Mr.Cooks and those Samsung lawyers better bring the Benjamins or they will be shown the door... ( as their android navigation system will not work inside Apple Mansion)...

26. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Apple under Mr Crook will be no better than Steve. Samsung says, "look you bunch of certified fudge packing homos...... you owe us big time going back to 2007 for our certified FRAND patents. Now you're still steadfastly refusing to pay up, unlike every other phone maker on the planet. Come Friday in the Dutch Hague, the judge will most likely ban all your iOS products. Either way you will eventually be paying up big time. Make a deal now and we won't turn all your iOS smartphones and tablets into non-3G iPods!" Now Apple's "Copyist" finger has come back around and poked them in their own eye. It's about to poke them in the rear too. Even though they'll probably like that. o_O But they won't like getting their patents all invalidated. Already the Euro iPad "Community Design" got soundly rejected by the High Court in the Hague, along with 9 of 10 of their "Look n Feel" patents. Where several are on their way to being completely invalidated. One in Dusseldorf High Court in December on Appeal (Community Design). Another as Samsung already proved Apple stole their "slide to unlock" patent from Neonode's 2004 release of N1m smartphone along with other Touch Screen gestures. Here's proof: Apple has been not only pumping fudge, they've been pumping FUD with their RDF generators that are about to run out of steam in their in their corporate bathhouse serving media facilities and get exposed for the liars and closet ***s they are. So it's time to come clean before Samsung turns the steam valves off and expose them for the criminals they are! Steve had admitted how proud he was of Stealing Other People's Ideas, but stealing Samsung's certified FRAND 3G patents was a big mistake. The Samsung Chaebol (like Saudi Royal Family) could crush Apple if they wanted to in spite of them always claiming Market Cap is their value. Wrong.... That would include Total Net Worth of both hard and soft assets and though they talk big, the reality is they are chump change compared to the Global diversity and scope of a Private Conglomerate like Samsung!

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