Samsung turned down Apple's offer of an olive branch 1 year ago

Back in November 2010, Apple offered Samsung a license for the iOS scrolling feedback patent, which Samsung turned down; while Sammy did turn down this olive branch, two big tech names, IBM and Nokia, took Apple up on the offer...
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53 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

November 2010 was one year ago not two years ago. Unless I am missing something...

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

So in addition to some of the tripe they put in their articles, PA apparently can't differentiate time as well.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yeah I see they updated it though.

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Page 2 still reads 2 years ago.

2. hepresearch unregistered

Apple: We will give you, Samsung, an opportunity to have our blessing to make Android products if you make us (cough) richer (cough)... ahem... more wealthy. Samsung: Why should we bother? Apple: Why not? We would not want to have to see you suffer if you pursue Android device designs... without our blessing. Savvy? Samsung: Ummmm... haha... we see. Have a nice day! Apple: Aww... what a shame. It would be terrible if we had to watch you pay some lawyers in a couple years... they really like getting paid a lot, ya know.

16. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

sweet story bro

3. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

If apple followed the motto to Live n let others Live peacefully, we would be seeing a much drastic n awesomer technological revolution to what Lawyers r seeing now but on their front !!! .. Law schools must be having focus on teaching abt patent wars "How to get rich, the fast way" !!

4. Tech.Guru

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

When it come to copying design & technology all the manufacturers are same. We can not tell Samsung is innovative than Apple or Apple is better than HTC. It looks like all in the same boat. But in recent time Samsung is more into copying thing from other manufacturer.

5. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Tech Guru, are you really a tech guru? I doubt... LOL

25. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

41. elliotsilva

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

"We consider that Apple copycat the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006. We take that to mean ‘Apple stole our idea." omg they predicted the future!

6. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Even my feature phone from 2005 had this "scrollback" feature described by PA. Don't even remember the model.

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yes because we totally had touch screen phones with full html websites back in 2005. Its actually really annoying how so many manufacturers copy even to the nitty gritty details. I definitely noticed Samsung's addition of the scroll back when watching videos of the galaxy products. Why are companies still copying a phone that has been supposedly outdated for years now? So lame Samsung

26. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

actually we did, I had an hp touchscreen(with full html web) that ran windows mobile. It also had the texture background as well, probably why apple never seeked anything from MS

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Feature phone? Really? Any images or links?

33. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Fandroids are delusional. I can't believe they would compare phones 2005 to an iPhone.

37. hepresearch unregistered

Yeah, I can not believe it either... the iPhone in 2007 was so awesome... not like anything from 2005... it is so incomparable that it is darn near impossible that the iPhone would stoop to running on either GSM or CDMA networks... they were so mundane... it must have had LTE even back then because it was sooooo amazing! Yeah, absolutely nothing like it. It can not have been actually made of anything plastic, either... would have been too comparable to some other phones from 2005 if it had actually had plastic parts in it. All those Fandroids out there, even the ones who do not have an Android phone yet... well, that really means anyone who does not have an iPhone (do not even try to relativate with me! I refuse your interpretation of my statements!)... must be absolutely delusional.

47. stealthd unregistered

No you didn't.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

IMO, the primary reason that Judge Koh declined Apple's request for an injunction against Sammy was due to her concern the patent would be ruled to be invalid. Sammy probably came to the same conclusion (patent would be ruled invalid) when they were offered a license to the patent. Just because Steve had a bunch of patents that he could hold over the various industry players, doesn't mean he would have prevailed. Guess what - Apple is not batting 100% in their patent enforcement litigation efforts. Stay tuned. Cook up some more popcorn. In the end, Apple's attempts to enforce its patents (patterns?) is going to be a mixed bag. Which will lead to a business decision to cut more cross-licensing deals and it will be time to move on and focus on the business of making better smartphones than everyone else.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Hey DxD -- when is ATT going to start their hostile takeover of TMobile USA since you are the guru of business speak???

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hey look, another off topic and pointless attack. go figure.

27. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I really think that ardent took a financial hit on the AT&T-Mobile effort. He has been such a sourpuss ever since. Maybe he should change his ID to strident1? (Dunno)

34. geedup

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I agree Apple will win some and lose some. That's how it goes with patents. What's annoying is the people that want to attack everything Apple. Here we see they attempted a license deal. Pretty reasonable.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

taco, did you read the story at all? just wondering

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

How about a patent for how the on/off button works on a phone? Or, a patent on how someone speaks into the phone? How ridiculous is this going to get? Stay tuned....

20. robinrisk unregistered

motorola has one that is a system and method to display the time on a phone. Talk about dumb patents. However, they are not using that patent to sue OEMs out of existence.

9. Ikvnik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Stupid apple and their silly patents

10. Ikvnik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

How about one for how your thumb presses then home key. Rubbish

11. Ikvnik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

How about one for how your thumb presses the home key. Rubbish

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Droid_x_dough, I thnk, u didn't read the transcript of Judge Koh's hearing completely.......... She refused to give injunction primarily due to the reason that, Apple was unable to prove that the sale of Galaxy series devices will cost apple some irrepairable damages...... Though she does observed that samsung product are infringing on Apple's patents.............. I thnk Samsung shud hav done the deal with Apple nd licensed their patent, if price was high then there is always sumthng called 'negotiation' nd ny ways Apple is biggest customer of Samsung, becoz most of the parts used in their iproducts are manufactured or licensed by Samsung........... Most of Android device manufacturers are already paying Microsoft, so thr was no big deal in it............
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