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Samsung Requests to See Details of Apple's HTC Settlement

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Samsung displays first public interest in settlement that ended recent legal fight between Apple and HTC.

Samsung has filed a request to view the details related to Apple's 10-year patent licensing settlement with HTC.

The company said it wishes to see what patents were covered as part of the agreement due to fact that some may overlap with the ones used in the ongoing lawsuit between itself and Apple -- these include the '381 and '915 patents, covering "bounce back" and scrolling and zooming, respectively.

"As you know, the issue of Apple's willingness to license its patents was briefed in Samsung's opposition to Apple's motion for permanent injunction," said Quinn Emanuel's Robert Becher, the lawyer representing Samsung. "This license has direct bearing on the question of irreparable harm and whether monetary remedies are adequate."

Becher added that the license could also reveal whether Apple included some of its "unique" user experience patents. The iPhone creator's patent licensing director Boris Teksler referred to the aforementioned collection as "untouchables," which it only shared with a small amount of firms.

While Samsung declined to comment on the filing, it stressed that it wants the court to give its take on the matter by November 27.

Following the announcement of the deal between Apple and HTC, the former is said to have been the biggest beneficiary out of the settlement. The company is reportedly set to receive up to $280 million per year due to the deal.

 

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    bebangs , November 21, 2012 4:55 AM
    **sits back & eats popcorn
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    keither5150 , November 21, 2012 10:51 AM
    The only irreparable harm is Apple's lack of innovation. Samsung and Google are pulling further and further ahead with every new release. My Note 2 totally dominates the iphone 5. Apple is now a follower. Being late to the party is one thing but Apple is not even trying to match the competition. Totally relying on the faith of their followers.
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    bebangs , November 21, 2012 4:55 AM
    **sits back & eats popcorn
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  • 11 Hide
    keither5150 , November 21, 2012 10:51 AM
    The only irreparable harm is Apple's lack of innovation. Samsung and Google are pulling further and further ahead with every new release. My Note 2 totally dominates the iphone 5. Apple is now a follower. Being late to the party is one thing but Apple is not even trying to match the competition. Totally relying on the faith of their followers.
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    murzar , November 21, 2012 11:08 AM
    The Koreans really do know how to add amazing twists to their movies and also legal proceedings.
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    phishy714 , November 21, 2012 12:53 PM
    Quote:
    Apple is now a follower. Being late to the party is one thing but Apple is not even trying to match the competition. Totally relying on the faith of their followers.


    Slowly, its less and less the faith of its followers, as much as the tight grip over their throats that 1) they don't know how to do ANYTHING but ios functions (my gf is a victim) and 2) the fact that all the crap they have on itunes will go away if they so much as think about getting a superior Android device.

    At one point, Apple was a big "status" item.. now that everyone and their mom has an iphone/ipod/ipad, its going the way of facebook: hopefully out the door sooner, rather than later.
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    mariusmotea , November 21, 2012 2:10 PM
    All android phone manufactures can make a simple thing to avoid patents trolls. Release unofficial full feature firmwares through XDA forum. From factory release the phone with a firmware that don't break any patent, and also a software for easy and safe flash. Than spreads the rumor to users.
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    keither5150 , November 21, 2012 11:10 PM
    At phishy714,

    My friend said the same thing about his itunes account. We added it up. $84 was the total. Not really worth it compared to my Note 2. I have this live wallpaper that totally looks like a live beach. Too cool.