Samsung will sue Apple immediately if it releases an LTE device, allegedly partnering with Microsoft to cut dependency on Android

Samsung will sue Apple immediately if it releases an LTE device, allegedly partnering with Microsoft to cut dependency on Android
Samsung’s recent loss in court might have triggered some interesting processes inside the company pushing it to develop closer ties with Microsoft to cut its dependency on Android. Additionally, Samsung is developing a deeper relationship with carriers in developing new technologies that will keep it away from Apple patent claims, according to Korea Times.

Samsung has allegedly entered talks with the biggest US carriers including Verizon Wireless to modify existing smartphone design.

“Samsung has been in talks with major U.S. carriers to jointly develop modified design technology. This will be effective, though we can’t unveil more details for the time being,” a Samsung telecoms division official said.

Samsung is gearing up all forces to fight back Apple’s patent claims. Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee has appointed to Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung to oversee the legal case.

Ultimately, the whole Apple legal case might turn out to be a test for the Chairman Lee. “The chairman calmed down and slightly closed his eyes after he was briefed. But he didn’t say anything further,” another executive reported how Samsung’s top executive handled the situation. Everything we’ve seen so far speaks clearly that Korean was bitter and surprised with the decision.

Samsung confirmed it will sue Apple immediately if it releases an LTE device. This seems directed squarely at the new iPhone as currently the iPad does sell with LTE on board. Obviously, this legal case is just a start of a huge change, not the end of anything.

source: Korea Times

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142 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Just accept judgement, copycat.

19. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Apple is in no position to really be complaining about Samsung copying there products as Apple has done the same thing. The ONLY reason why Apple took Samsung to court was not to protect IP but to hurt them financially seeing as there the ONLY one really making any money. I mean come on Apple is now valued as the richest company in the world, has the highest gross margin and keeps breaking records for sales. To me Apple is just being straight up greedy asking for $2 billion in damages when there worth over $600 billion! Im just curious if Samsung was able to prove they didn't copy Apple and had won in court would you tell Apple to accept the decision????? Don't bother answering because im willing to bet you would say NO.

23. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Of course I would, i promise. If not the Highest Court, who would decide what is true and what not? Well, there is God and I believe in him, but he has nothing to do with human judgement.

43. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Ah, another question: did a single Fandroid accept the decision that Samsung copied Apple? No, they are making excuses again about the Court being corrupt and as forth...

46. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I agree there was a strong resemblence to when i looked at the Galaxy S and 3GS. Im not saying that Samung did not copy some Apple features but my point is that Apple has done the same as well.

49. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Of course it did. Just not to to the degree they get sued for a billion of cash.

56. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

At this point you are correct but you and i both know that US patent law is complete crap that allows people to patent the dumbest things. To me the whole trial was a waste of time seeing as Apple is gonna shell out a bunch of money for attorneys and they got 8 phones banned that are'nt really relavent anymore.

60. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nah, it's about image. 1 billion isn't that much for Samsung and Apple especially and those eight phones really don't bug anyone anymore. They did earlier, as they helped Samsung to get those market share.

62. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

people still buy the gs2

86. Supermanz28

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

so what your saying is that its ok to copy as long as its not to much that u piss the person off and get sued? ya thats fair and totaly justifiable thats complete BS. i think apple just threw its weight around there was no need for this drama or crap i may like android but i do have apple products im not an ifan or fandroid but this was still stupid in every aspect, apple used to lawsuits so was more prepared for this where as samsung off guard its even been mentioned they were under prepared and had a weak argument for apple dispute.

63. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Keep up with your name calling... it just make you look piss with every android users which is like 68% and gaining....

64. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Well, same goes for Apple's tablet shipments. And as I never insulted someone or someone's opinion I'm relaxed about it.

69. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

bro, you're becoming the new TACO ! :D if you know what i mean ;)

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

or darkkjedii lol

100. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

True that, havent seen taco in a long while...

96. tbar

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 18, 2010

Well, let's see. I have owned an iPhone and an iPad. I currently have a WP7 and an android phone. With that said, my comments are: Apple is not an innovator as they are billed. They are a GREAT marketing firm. Everything they have is copied. They just do a better job of making people think they must have Apple products. Apple is also very hyprocritical. They copied everything but don't want anyone else to use that business model. And finally, as many have said, the patent process is completely broken and ridiculous. Until that gets fixed, we are still going to be dealing with this type of garbage. Personally, I hope the patents that have been granted to Apple and others that shouldn't have been get invalidated by the courts. Then what will Apple do? Their business plan is gone! One question I have asked that has never been answered is this: when a company files for a patent and does not include information that is available that shows prior art or application of technology, why aren't they subject to fines or sanctions???? Bottom line, it's a ridiculous mess because patents are granted that nobody with any common sense or intelligence would grant.

139. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Your note must be abused. poor note... fallen in the wrong hands.

140. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Your note must be abused. poor note... fallen in the wrong hands.

106. bonelyfish

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

You implied it was not guilty to steal from a thief? That's non-sense. (Especially Apple added a lot of their own effort and polishing to make the unworkable worked, and Samsung just copied)

145. Latrell567

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

No they did not! Samsung made their success on their own. Samsung's design was their own, and only their own. They didn't follow the crowd, they made what they believed they could do. Apple had to copy Samsung, and Android. Apple copied the 3rd Party Keyboard by Android, Apple copied Samsung and Android's Smart watch idea, Apple copied Lock screen notifications, and a whole lot more. Idk why everyone blames Samsung for everything, but it needs to stop now!!

117. stealthd unregistered

Apple didn't get to where they are by ripping off other people's designs, and that's exactly what Samsung did.

22. MeoCao unregistered

Samsung LTE patents are not FRAND?

42. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I thought they were FRAND. I think there was a case recently where Apple sued HTC for not letting them use the LTE technology.

52. MeoCao unregistered

I don't know about patent law very well, but I guess SS LTE patents licensing precedence can be used by Apple to force a similar license. And SS cannot demand the ban of infringing products but merely ask for licensing fees. Did I miss anything?

50. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes but that doesn't mean you don't pay for them.

55. MeoCao unregistered

Then that is disappointment b-c Apple can settle this easily, and I want they face iPhone ban.

59. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Supposedly samsung owns more than 10% of all essential LTE related patents right behind qualcomm. Even with FRAND patents, they can still sue if apple doesn't pay up for the patent usage. As for other patents outside of FRAND category, they can still sue apple without much issues. Biggest problem is the courtroom where jury trials like the last one flat out ignored samsung's patent validity (which apple doesn't even deny) and awarded broad design patents with massive amounts of dollars

91. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Is LTE enough of a commonplace that FRAND applies? It's still a "luxury" feature

110. sakib.ahsan

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Good point. Common sense tells me there are no possibilities of Samsungs LTE patients not being FRAND.

115. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

then you both lack common sense. If that were true, then Qualcomm's patents on LTE would be FRAND. Those patents are what keep others like samsung and Nvidia from properly integrating LTE on to the baseband chip.

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