Samsung's JK Shin claims "big gap" in the patent war with Apple, hopes today's sit-down ends in cross-licensing

Samsung's JK Shin claims
"There is still a big gap in the patent war with Apple but we still have several negotiation options including cross-licensing," said Samsung Electronics chief JK Shin to reporters before boarding a plane for the United States.

He was accompanying another Samsung exec - Choi Gee-sung - who will have to sit down with Apple's CEO Tim Cook today, so they try and iron out the differences on the way to squeeze a cross-licensing out of the patent war between the two companies that has been waging since last year.

JK Shin also said that the shortages of modern 4G chips that go into the latest smartphones are likely to continue until October, just as Qualcomm, which makes the bulk of those, predicted at its quarterly earning call not long ago.

source: Reuters

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11 Comments

1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think a best case scenario here is Samsung owns up to what they've done, pays damages to Apple and agrees to start making their own products. Samsung makes too much money to just copy. They can invest some of that profit into making unique products. Then the lawsuits can stop as well. Samsung needs to compete with innovation, not copying.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And waht exactly Samsung has copied from Apple?

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What was copied here?http://goo.gl/mw1mD White colour or maybe black colour?

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

and Apple should just suck it up that there are other companies out there who can and will steal their ideas and the only way to get rid of them would be to innovate and create better products. Which Apple obviously can't do because they weren't friggin innovative in the first place. Get you head out of your @$$, taco...

6. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Don't feed the troll.

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I know, my bad.

8. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Copying?! So is this new Samsung galaxy s3 still a copy of iPhone? ?!! You're such an ignorant eyesheep. .. don't always blame Samsung , your idevices will never exist without Samsung hardwares and you obviously knew that . Every time I saw a hidden comment because of low rating I'm sure it's taco ....again. Are you not ashamed of this??!!

2. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

loved that pic, Tony Sopranos with Carmine Lupertazzi

5. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Dam troll go to bed..copying apple give me a break

10. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

hi Apple Fansboy

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