Samsung won't follow HTC's decade-long patent licensing agreement with iPhone creator.
After HTC struck a 10-year patent licensing settlement with Apple, Samsung has stressed that it won't follow suit by negotiating a patent deal with its rival.
In speaking with the Korean media, Samsung's mobile president Shin Jong-kyun stated that the South Korean conglomerate won't succumb into pressure and agree a patent licensing deal with Apple.
"It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (£173 million/$276 million) to Apple, but we don't intend to [negotiate] at all," Jong-kyun said.
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had announced that it resolved its patent disputes with Apple, subsequently agreeing to a worldwide 10-year licensing deal with the Cupertino-based technology giant.
Apple and Samsung's ongoing court battles has been well documented, with the two companies involved in at least 10 patent lawsuits around the world. The former, meanwhile, has refused to publish an adequate apology message to Samsung, as ordered by a UK judge.
Elsewhere, Samsung is said to have increased the prices for the processor it supplies to Apple.