Secret Apple-Samsung talks fail; patent trial II is still on

Secret Apple-Samsung talks fail; patent trial II is still on
Secret talks between Samsung and Apple have broken down, according to a report out of Korea. The talks were held to see if Samsung and Apple could reach an agreement to settle their legal issues without having to go through another trial. While no official schedule had been set for the talks, both sides agreed to sit down at the table at least once before February 19th. Samsung and Apple have their second patent trial penciled in for March 31st. The first trial ended in August 2012 with the jury awarding Apple $1.05 billion. Part of the award was vacated by Judge Lucy Koh after she determined that the jury had miscalculated the amount of their award. Eventually, Apple was awarded $290 million in a damages re-trial, leaving the company owed $890 million by Samsung.

The meetings between Apple and Samsung are the second time that both sides have tried to work out their differences by talking things over. Judge Koh had demanded that both sides try to work out an agreement back in 2012, but those meetings did not lead to an agreement.

Without either Samsung or Apple giving in, it is hard to see how these talks will succeed, even though they are being conducted at the highest level between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin. Recently, Nokia and HTC reached an agreement to end litigation between the two firms after the Finnish based Nokia won four injunctions in Germany against HTC. The two firms will share their patents and HTC will make a payment to Nokia as part of the deal.

source: ZDNetKorea, MKNews, TheVerge via SlashGear

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28 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3275; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung should infringe all apple patents in those countries where apple cannot sue... in usa there is no way for samsung to win any case regardless of right or wrong

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That is the problem. That isn't right and USA law should be better than that...

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Could someone just tell them to stop it already? All that money spent in legal battle, they could have been using to develop a new type of battery that could holds twice as much electricity by now...

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I am actually kind of happy that Apple is stuck fighting Samsung and not any weaker Android OEM. Otherwise look what happened to HTC.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They went after HTC too but HTC bitched out and just settled because they didn't want to deal with the lawsuits anymore. Let's not kid ourselves. Apple will go after 2nd place soon whether it's Huawei, Lenovo, or Sony. It's just a matter of time. Apple has this complex where they truly believed that they invented everything.

3. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Because screw the consumers! Right?

4. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

How about Sammy stop stealing other peoples ideas. Problem solved.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If you think that's the reason they still in court, you need to read more.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

He is just an imoron. Don't mind him.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That's the problem dude, he can't read, it's a vicious cycle. He can't read cause he's illiterate and he's illiterate cause he can't read.

32. SleepingOz unregistered

LMAO! You made my day, sir!

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The best response so far.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, why can't they come up with their own stuff, like Apple did with slide to unlock. Oh, wait. I meant with notification center. No, that's not it. It was using screens... Oops. Grid of icons? Quick toggles? OTA updates? I know there was something...

22. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Apple, Dyson and the Canadian Uni, yup you're right there buddy don't mind the fanboys. They're still going to jizz themselves with BS, it's out there noone deserves to be blind

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS 7. Just saying.

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Sorry, with reference to Google's android or touchwiz? If the former then I guess it should be Google vs Apple, and 'cause Samsung's skin is all about S-whatever and gimmicks

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple is getting sued by a lot of companies too. They should know better by now but unfortunately they have self entitlement issues and stupid people like you that agree with them.

28. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Baahaha!... oh my god, you're serious. Have you ever considered a career in comedy?

29. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

I don't think he could compare with clowns like you.

31. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

So you're the wife, nice to meet you

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why do you even bother commenting when all you do is troll? No one likes you lol...

34. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

How about you fo not belive that Apple invent the wheel (circle, square, color green etc.)

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Apple wants Samsung out of the Android business - plain and simple - and, it makes sense....you frustrate Samsung to the point where they feel it is not worth sticking around and by doing that you screw with Android...reminds me of how the mafia did business...hmmmmm

19. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Not worth sticking around with Android? That's their money maker buddy. And all of these court fees just go to the prices, making them less competitive, hence why you shouldn't take any side with these legal battles.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung is a fighter. It's better this way when you face a bully. Look what happen to HTC that yearn! Lose respect and open themselves up to much smaller bully. Lol!

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol Yeah HTC is getting raped hard from all angles by Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Ericsson etc. I am curious to see just how razor thin their profit margins are after paying everyone extortion fees. Extortion is actually the best way to describe what Apple is trying to do. Amazing how many idiots agree with the extortionists though.

20. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Tim: Pay what you owe us, or you're heading for a world of hurt. The Other Guy: No. Meeting adjourned.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tim: Pay us $20 per device for things we copied off others and we'll pay you .1 cents per device for actual tech you developed. The Other Guy:... Tim: Haha. No, just kidding. We want your competition removed. We have no interest in negotiating.

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