Samsung: Apple Patent Wars a 'Loss' for Industry, Innovation

Samsung has emphasized that Apple's patent wars with the South Korean manufacturer is "a loss" for the industry and innovation.

David Eun, the executive vice president at Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, recently spoke about the company's relationship with Apple at the D:Dive Into Media 2013 conference. He stated that the legal battles with Apple have been "a loss" for both the industry and innovation as a whole.

The comments come after a report suggested that Apple CEO Tim Cook objected to launching a lawsuit against Samsung due to their business relationship, but was ultimately overruled by co-founder Steve Jobs.

Either way, Samsung has stated that it's willing to make peace with Apple, but "the ball's in their court." It also withdrew its ban request pertaining to Apple products in Europe in December 2012. It said that it made the decision in order to "protect consumer choice."

Following Apple's $1.05 billion lawsuit victory against Samsung in court back in August, the two have been locked in several court cases pertaining to said ruling. Ultimately, the judge denied Samsung a re-trial, but also rejected Apple's request to triple the former's damages as it was ruled that Samsung didn't willingly infringe on its competitor's patents.

Samsung and Apple will now meet in a forthcoming mega trial, which is scheduled to commence during March 2014.

 

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  • Samsung is right,on the long term it dum down the technologies world.everybody is like ,why bother we ll be sued anyway.check Kodak.they were weak financially and some wanted to sue Kodak to finish them off.
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  • War... war never changes.
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  • RADIO_ACTIVEWait till North Korea nukes the south.... then Apple will have won the "war" lol /jk


    Not really funny, to be honest.

    Samsung is correct too, Apple needs to go away, permanently, they are crazy.
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  • Samsung is right,on the long term it dum down the technologies world.everybody is like ,why bother we ll be sued anyway.check Kodak.they were weak financially and some wanted to sue Kodak to finish them off.
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  • Both Samsung and Apple are failing to "Innovate". Apples innovation is a joke.

    The only phone I seen recently thats actually different and brings something new to the table is that concept that had the OLED screen wrap around the one side, thats new, thats cool.
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  • War... war never changes.
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