Samsung's JK Shin says the company won't settle with Apple like HTC, see you in court

Samsung's JK Shin says the company won't settle with Apple like HTC, see you in court
Asked if Samsung will settle with Apple like HTC did over the weekend, J.K. Shin, the Samsung Electronics chief, said in an interview “It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (US$276 million) to Apple, but we don’t intend to (negotiate) at all.

Samsung has been determined liable for north of $1 billion by a US jury in the tech trial of the decade with Apple, and Cupertino intends to ask for even more. The Koreans are appealing the decision, though, and the next hearing is scheduled for December 6, so this story is far from over yet.

Apple has suffered setbacks in the patent fight in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands already, but the eventual monetary damage from those is negligible in comparison with what Samsung has to pay if it settles, hence we are gearing up for the next leg in this trial saga.

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1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Haha Samsung is back and more eager to kick Apple's a-s in the courtroom!

4. MeoCao unregistered

Yes SS, we are with you all the way. Let's beat Apple the patent troll to senses.

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That's the spirit Sammy!!!! Give Apple the middle-fingered wave! Then double-down and take their market share....

31. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012


32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why you mad?

23. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

gooo sammy make applejuice and drink it on ex

27. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

V won't give you a single penny fruit :)

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Samsung has guts. Go crush that apple and give us some gud juice

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Keep it up Samsung! UK was a major victory

5. Aeires unregistered

Go SS, show HTC how to get things done.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Way to go JK, time to make you some Applesauce!! Stomp their pathetic iCopyCat 姧e§!

7. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

what if samsung wins will htc over turn their decisions ?

8. Android1

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Although I'm using HTC... I have to say that Samsung has guts... So go Samsung go and crush that little fruit :p

28. blingblingthing

Posts: 972; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Also using an HTC. I also FULLY endorse your message.

9. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Samsung will not pay 276 million $ .!!! They will pay 1.05 billion (at least) and they will beat HTC...again!

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Where has Sammy paid Apple one dime? Notice the requirement to have PAID, as opposed to awarded. Until payment occurs, an award is like toilet paper....

30. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Yah! Show people HTC is doing right! settle down is the most important.

10. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Apple's arrogance will turn against themselves in the long run. Go Samsung!

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thankfully there is one android OEM that has the money to spare and the nutsack to fight apple or we'd all be screwed. punch em in the face sammy!

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wait for the LTE lawsuit, about 100.000.000 Apple units will be proven a rip-off of that patent.

15. Hemlocke unregistered

The iPhone and iPad both use Qualcomm LTE chips. Qualcomm and LG are the major players in LTE patents, and Samsung and Apple are both still in the single digits, percentage-wise, with respect to LTE patents. Samsung would be barking up the wrong tree on LTE patent lawsuits.

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

this is what we say as a brave heart.....

14. young0ne

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

I like how everyone assumes that HTC is paying Apple but no one knows the deal be hide it so for all we know that they could be paying nothing. I mean think about it this came after iPhone 5 released and it was said that they as going to sue them for the use of LTE I would think that HTC LTE patents is probably the strongest out of all of them and I think that apple didn't wanna deal with that. That's why I think this deal came. But those are my thoughts and its just an opinion . No-one knows what deal went down but if i had to guess this goes in Favor of HTC because of the timing.

17. Hemlocke unregistered

They are paying $276 million up front to Apple, and $6-$8 per handset. It's no secret.

18. young0ne

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

there is no fact to that so that's a unreliable source. So try again.

20. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

You just stole my heart... lol Apparently I failed at replying. This was meant for that guy... VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't really care much about HTC when they choose to side with the enemy by lending their patents to fight against other Android OEMs that are doing battle with apple. HTC is a sellout and will die a traitor!

25. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

They would not have survived financially if they didn't. Apple doesn't want to pursue them anymore as they are already down. Apple will now point all their guns at Samsung. At least HTC will survive to fight another day. Hopefully Samsung and Google can do the job.

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's incorrect. If you click the link in the article you're referring to, it says that $6-8 per handset figures out to the $276 million figure. Here's the link referrenced in the Mashable article you posted . So you see, they're not paying $276 million AND $6-8, but the $276 million will come from the $6-8 per handset, assuming HTC sells 30-35 million handsets next year. Reading comprehension, apparently a lost art.

16. Scientist

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2012


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