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Samsung: iPhone Wouldn't Exist Without Our Patents

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Technology giant warns that patent disputes with rival will continue.

Samsung has warned Apple that its patent battle is far from over, with the former stating that the iPhone wouldn't exist without its patents.

"The truth never lies. Without Samsung-owned wireless patents, it's impossible for the Cupertino-based Apple to produce its handsets,'' Samsung's head of mobile and IT, Shin Jong-kyun, stated. "As you know, Samsung is very strong in terms of portfolios of wireless patents."

The executive's comments arrive after U.S. International Trade Commission's recent announcement that it will review a September decision that favored Apple over Samsung in a court case.

Back in August, Apple won over $1 billion in damages with a judge ruling that Samsung did infringe on several patents. The south Korean company has since launched several lawsuits against Apple and vice versa. The former has stressed that, unlike the HTC deal, Samsung won't negotiate a patent deal with the iPhone creator.

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    Ironslice , November 26, 2012 8:13 PM
    I just wish Apple would die.
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    Marcus52 , November 26, 2012 9:00 PM
    I get the impression Apple didn't know who they were messing with when they started this thing, heh.
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    internetlad , November 26, 2012 8:02 PM
    "iPhones" in their current form may not, but Jobs could have drawn an apple logo on a 4.3" mirror with a window marker and called it an iPhone.

    People probably would still have bought it, too.
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  • 32 Hide
    internetlad , November 26, 2012 8:02 PM
    "iPhones" in their current form may not, but Jobs could have drawn an apple logo on a 4.3" mirror with a window marker and called it an iPhone.

    People probably would still have bought it, too.
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    A Bad Day , November 26, 2012 8:05 PM
    Common sense: No major technological advances would've occurred if everyone paid attention to every single patent, no matter how BS it is.
  • 31 Hide
    sinfulpotato , November 26, 2012 8:08 PM
    Samsung has threatened to fight fire with fire.
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    john15v19 , November 26, 2012 8:09 PM
    I just wish this patent chicanery would end...
  • 33 Hide
    Ironslice , November 26, 2012 8:13 PM
    I just wish Apple would die.
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    Anonymous , November 26, 2012 8:23 PM
    I honestly wish that patents were only accepted if they could be shown to be entirely unique from previous inventions in at least one way. Either in how they can be used (smartphones) or in a software technique or other related options. Further what would really help the patent wars is to restrict the fees lawyers are permitted to charge and how many lawyers are permitted per plaintiff/defendant in a case, to ensure that all have access to patent protection. No billion dollar firms hiring entire law firms to defend their patents, maximum 3 lawyers, forbidden from discussing the case anywhere in their firm, and with a mandatory requirement that they produce the exact documentation requested (if it exists) and only that documentation, no giant boxes of useless documents designed to make the job of the opponent 100 times harder. In other words, take much of the money out of the case, less lawsuits get filed.
  • 9 Hide
    belardo , November 26, 2012 8:39 PM
    DUH! Apple said "we need your technology - Samsung to build a phone to OUR specs with your technology expertise and hardware components"
  • 15 Hide
    xanagu88 , November 26, 2012 8:50 PM
    Why is the Samsung logo face-fucking the apple??
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    Marcus52 , November 26, 2012 9:00 PM
    I get the impression Apple didn't know who they were messing with when they started this thing, heh.
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    tomfreak , November 26, 2012 9:17 PM
    Quote:
    The former has stressed that, unlike the HTC deal, Samsung won't negotiate a patent deal with the iPhone creator.
    Samsung : We wont negotiate with a patent terrorist.

    Seems legits!
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    husker , November 26, 2012 9:19 PM
    xanagu88Why is the Samsung logo face-fucking the apple??

    It looks to me like Samsung is taking a bite out of Apple.
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    jcurry23 , November 26, 2012 9:45 PM
    They didn't win the same lawsuit in UK, why is that??????????????????????????
  • 22 Hide
    bigshootr8 , November 26, 2012 9:51 PM
    Samsung to me seems like the guy in a mmo who is leveling doing his own thing and then someone comes around and ganks him and then the gloves come off.
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    echondo , November 26, 2012 10:12 PM
    otacon72Um it's the other way around. Apple didn't do anything until Samsung didn't do their homework then got sued up the ass and lost a billion. Samsung has no chance against Apple going head to head.


    Wait, what? One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen! Hope you love your new iPhone 5s that has no new updates BUT, IT HAS A "S"! OMG!!1!11!!!
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    Vladislaus , November 26, 2012 10:12 PM
    otacon72Um it's the other way around. Apple didn't do anything until Samsung didn't do their homework then got sued up the ass and lost a billion. Samsung has no chance against Apple going head to head.

    Samsung didn't lost a billion yet. Like it's stated on the article, the U.S. International Trade Commission will review the decision of the court that favored Apple.

    Actually going head to head, Apple will loose. Samsung can at least work without Apple patents. The same cannot be said about Apple, they need Samsung patents in order to operate.
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    bllue , November 26, 2012 11:24 PM
    Samsung should bend Apple
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