Samsung's annual strategy meeting to focus on war with Apple

Samsung's annual strategy meeting to focus on war with Apple
A published report in a Korean publication on Thursday reveals that on December 17th and 18th, the Korean manufacturer will hold its annual strategy meeting at Suwon and Giheung, Gyeonggi Province. From the four corners of the globe they will come, 200 Samsung executives traveling over great oceans and populous cities, to meet with the big honchos. And since it is a strategy meeting to go over plans related to 2013, you would expect the main topic to be business goals as it has been in past years. But instead of tossing around projections and numbers, next month's meeting will have a different feel to it because the publication says that the main topic of conversation will be Samsung's war with Apple.

In girding up for this battle, Samsung has already axed its vp in charge of matters pertaining to its Cupertino based rival. While Samsung has denied it, the company allegedly responded to Apple's request to lower chip prices by hiking them 20%. It seems like Sammy has already applied the war paint. On Wednesday, after meeting with the CEOs of Samsung's subsidiaries, the head of Samsung's mobile communications business, Shin Jong-kyun, said that the company will no longer negotiate patent issues with Apple.

The next chapter in the U.S. patent war between Samsung and Apple will take place on December 6th when a hearing will be held in front of Judge Lucy Koh to discuss a number of post-trial issues including Apple's request to triple some of the $1.05 billion in damages it was awarded by the jury, and Samsung's request for the judge to throw out the verdict and order a new trial based on alleged bias by jury foreman Velvin Hogan.

source: TheChosunIlbo via BGR

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58 Comments

1. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple FTW!

10. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Nuke that fruit, by making more cool products like the galaxy s3 and Note 2

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cool is an opinion that I do not agree with.

22. Aeires unregistered

Kltpzyxm, how do you pronounce that?

41. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I see what you did there ;)

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Mix - el - plix...

44. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

What is wrong with cool - people purchased the iphone because it WAS cool...now they see that the iphone really is not the COOL anymore.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Innovation is the key.

21. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Take a lesson from Woz... REINVENT and stop the upgrades. When that happens, I'll gladly say iPhone had innovated at least itself.

30. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

it's funny how Samsung makes your beloved A6 Processor. Innovation, using other people's stuff and making a over glorified app launcher that has shown no real change in the last 3 years expect Siri. Everyone just sits there and talks to Siri for 10 mins and is over her.

43. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

My beloved A6 processor? I'm talking about Apple should reinvent the iPhone instead of upgrading the same old iPhone. Please respond with something relevant when you respond to others, unless you're responding to the wrong post.

48. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah, wrong reply ment for comment #18. sorry about that.

58. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

True Innovation stop with iOS popularity. Ask yourself a question, if you have a billor dollar idea would you whisper it into apple's ears. No right!! But your user is in the other end, inside Apple walled garden!!. Internet freedom to innovate ends with apple's reign and popularity. Apple fan boy are sell out to true innovation.

28. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What innovation? everything was stolen which belong to other's and stolen and bribed! Apple is no Evolution Revolution company, they are an R&D company which buys parts from others and put it on there device. You joker™®©

46. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is true - try telling your favorite fruity company that...instead their motto is LITIGATE DON'T INNOVATE....

54. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Only if it is based on STEALLING and slapping Apple logo over it ... otherwise it is called copying :)

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple rocks but less litigation, and more innovation would b nice.

29. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True, also unresrict the ios aswell, make it a Linux™®© Apple and Android rocks.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It would take a while to rewrite, and optimize everything for Linux. Don't ya think?

45. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Innovation will come when they do what Woz suggested. REINVENT.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think that's a major reason for the shakeup

53. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If only Jobs would have picked him instead of Cook...

35. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

@ jstahl F YOU!

36. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

let the wolves prey on the wolves and the humble will inherit the world =)

60. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Load up on supplies of popcorn and beer! This is going to be the Cage Match of the decade. Sammy and Apple are going thermo-nuclear on each other.

2. MeoCao unregistered

Not so fast, it looks like HTC is coming back so it will be dangerous for SS to ignore other competition than Apple.

8. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

htc is coming back????????????u can say nokia is coming back,sony is coming back,LC is coming back or even Rim is coming back. htc produces very powerful phones and they r still going down. i don't know whats wrong with htc but people don't like it any more even with its very powerful phones but (i do like it though)

26. MeoCao unregistered

Look at DNA, the best phone on the market right now. I'm sold.

31. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Yeah with barely any storage space and a puny battery...Good luck with that...

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

True but Sammy is focussing on innovation and based on articles available there is a safe bet that Sammy will have awesome flagship phones even in 2013...flexible dispalys, 1080p SAMOLEDs, exynos 5, etc but that being said war of any kind is just bad news for all parties involved and whether we liek ti or not the damages are always collateral. Of course I am rooting for Sammy! As clearly none of them are gonna back down.

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