Samsung's J.K. Shin says without Samsung patents, there is no Apple iPhone; no deal with Apple is coming

Samsung's J.K. Shin says without Samsung patents, there is no Apple iPhone; no deal with Apple is coming
Wednesday's cease fire in the Gaza Strip is proof that it is easier to get peace in the Middle East than peace between Apple and Samsung. And for those who were hoping that Samsung would follow in HTC's footsteps and work out a licensing deal with Apple, don't hold your breath. The executive  who heads up the Korean firm's mobile division, J.K. Shin, told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that without Samsung's wireless patents, Apple would not be able to produce its iconic smartphone.

Shin made the comments after the ITC decided to review an earlier ruling that Apple didn't infringe on four Samsung patents in the manufacturing of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. With a decision due in January, there is a lot riding on the ITC's decision. A ruling against Apple would prevent the Cupertino based firm from selling the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad in the U.S.

Shin told reporters like he did last week, that Samsung is not negotiating with Apple like HTC did. The resulting deal between Taiwan based HTC and Apple means that each side will get to use each other's patents for ten years while HTC will be making undisclosed payments to Apple. All litigation between the two firms will be dropped. There is some talk that Apple and Google will agree to a similar deal which Apple hopes would put more attention on its battles with Samsung.

Though later denied via an official tweet, Shin did hint that Samsung would introduce a new Galaxy S phone at the CES show in Las Vegas in January. Speculation is that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be introduced at CES with a 5 inch OLED screen offering a spectacular 441ppi pixel density.

source: KoreaTimes via BGR

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55 Comments

1. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm no fan of either, well except Samsung TV sets. But if Samsung truly has a leg to stand on and I say hold your ground and don't cave in to apple. I'm like many others I'm tired of these lawsuits and just wish they agree to disagree and move on.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Its like without a Father no kids lolzzzz :p Well said Shin :)

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You go, J.K. Shin!

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Those are fighting words by Shin. Some of us agree with him tho. Looks like Samsung is in this for the long haul. Good luck Samsung. Anything to knock Apple down a few notches, knock some of that arrogance of their shoulders, so be it.

32. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

That's right JK, wipe the floor and male Apple juice out of 'em!!

49. thelegend6657 unregistered

I agree with you , the only samsung products I like are their TV . For tab I like Asus / iPad for phone HTC . For DVD/Bluray player I use LG / Sony .

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Both of you would not be without Nokia.

9. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

and nokia wouldn't be around if Motorola never came up with the first hand phone..

20. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Full respect for Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry and Ericsson. They are the real innovative companies for the mobile world

50. thelegend6657 unregistered

I agree , except for the blackberry part

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Possibly, but Nokia and Siemens did one heck of a lot to push the technology farther and faster than not, as well as introduce stuff Moto hadn't thought of. The trifecta really helped shape our world, and I hope they are able to continue that in the future

39. stealthd unregistered

Not true at all. If motorola hadn't gotten it, Bell labs would have. Just because they were first does not mean the entire industry is reliant on them.

53. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Precisely. There are much developments being done worldwide. No one country or company has the monopoly on all innovation. ...despite what apple likes to think of itself in its narcissitical dreams.

29. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and nokia would be dead without microsoft eve apple

52. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

*even apple would be dead today

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

"The executive who heads up the Korean firm's mobile division, J.K. Shin, told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that without Samsung's wireless patents, Apple would not be able to produce its iconic smartphone." HA! This is basically a nice flick of a finger to Apple.

4. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Maybe this is true. Then Apple say: "Without we are using touchscreen and hold many more patents, Samsung cant even get the phone done!" Then Nokia say: "Without my Nokia 3310, how the world will get a phone today."

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Motorola: Without me, there wouldn't be no cell phone.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I just wish Apple paid the LTE patents and both move on.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Samsung had this aggressive attitude before and that cost them a billion. let's see how much money they will loose on this one as there is no way the iphone gets banned in its home turf... no way..

10. webOSlove unregistered

You're stupid.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I am a lot of things..

24. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

But stupid happened to be one of them.

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Why the downvote? We all are a lot of things. Lots of cells, lots of genetic formations, evolutionary, human, ethnic, lingual, technologically educated, etc. +1 from me, even if it wasn't the most useful of comments

26. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

gallitoking: the money you are talking about is not credited into Apple account, case is still continuing not finalised, so lets not comment about the money as of now..

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple stock goes down a penny and Android claim Apple is shutting their doors... trust me if me claiming stuff that hasn't happen yet bothers you then you are barking at the wrong Apple tree..

54. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

A penny? It's tanked like $200 already. That's a lot of pennies.

38. NaRFL

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Yeah right... u r not just stupid but also an idiot.

51. trunkmonkey

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

you do realize they there is a lot of reviewing going on regarding the first billion dollar trial and it is highly unlikely Apple will get anywhere near this?

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Cost them a billion? Last time I checked, it hasnt been paid yet. That settlement isnt set in stone yet. Bounce back got invalidated by the USPTO, remember? Thats one Apple patent down the drain. It wont be a billion when its finally said n done. Unless you are talking about some other case where Samsung was ordered to pay a billion dollars....

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