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Samsung on Apple Peace: "The Ball's in Their Court"

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Samsung returns to court over $1 billion loss against Apple in August.

During their return in court over Apple's court case win that saw it being awarded $1.05 billion, Samsung has stressed that it's willing to call peace on their worldwide patent disputes, but it's up to the iPhone creator to decide.

"It's time for global peace," U.S. District Court's Lucy Koh told both companies, who was the judge presiding over the firm's court case back in August.

"Is there anything the court can do? I'm more than willing to issue orders," she continued. "It would be good for consumers, good for the industry, good for the parties."

Samsung attorney Charles Verhoeven agreed with Koh's comments, stressing that it's willing to settle with Apple. "We are willing. The ball's in their court," he said.

Despite Verhoeven's aforementioned comment, Samsung Mobile Chief J.K. Shin had previously stated that the South Korean technology conglomerate has no intentions of discussing a peace deal with Apple.

 

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    dark_wizzie , December 9, 2012 10:05 AM
    HAH! Apple, and peace? You should do standup!
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    tomfreak , December 9, 2012 9:19 AM
    pull out so early? come on at least hold out a little, Apple lost more to the world than your samsung American market.
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    excella1221 , December 9, 2012 9:52 AM
    Glad to see Samsung taking the high road here.
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  • 20 Hide
    tomfreak , December 9, 2012 9:19 AM
    pull out so early? come on at least hold out a little, Apple lost more to the world than your samsung American market.
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    excella1221 , December 9, 2012 9:52 AM
    Glad to see Samsung taking the high road here.
  • 25 Hide
    dark_wizzie , December 9, 2012 10:05 AM
    HAH! Apple, and peace? You should do standup!
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    chibiwings , December 9, 2012 11:15 AM
    Bring down the empire
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    kartu , December 9, 2012 11:29 AM
    Dear Lucy Koh,

    thank you, for not letting Samsung show its F700 to the jury.

    Mr Steve J. prmised to spend last penny on "thermonuclear" war on Android. So guess what are the chances.

    In other news, in UK Apple had to publicly apologize for what your court awarded Apple more than a billion of "damages".
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    Kami3k , December 9, 2012 1:06 PM
    kartuDear Lucy Koh,thank you, for not letting Samsung show its F700 to the jury.Mr Steve J. prmised to spend last penny on "thermonuclear" war on Android. So guess what are the chances.In other news, in UK Apple had to publicly apologize for what your court awarded Apple more than a billion of "damages".


    Pretty much every case worldwide, Apple has lost. And yet only in the USA do they win, and it's under very curious circumstances.

    Jury Foreman lying to cover up obvious biases he would have, devices Samsung has to pay for infringing even though the Jury even said they didn't.

    I say the Foreman be arrested for lying in court and the Judge be disbarred.
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    widj , December 9, 2012 2:03 PM
    I wish we could force them to make peace, because at the end of the day, we pay for their disputes
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    SAL-e , December 9, 2012 2:14 PM
    This report is a bit inaccurate. The judge Hon. Lucy Koh is the one asking for peace, but after reading the transcript of the court debate I would say that both Apple and Samsung are not ready to settle. Only difference that Samsung is willing to talk, but Apple have no intention even to talk. The Apple lawyer admitted in open court that Apple has lost the fight in the market place and they will not accept peace unless Samsung is driven out of the market by the court.
    So, Take a popcorn and lets wait for the case to move to Federal Appeal court.
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    Marcus52 , December 9, 2012 2:16 PM
    geost91grNo, such peace is not good for the market. It's corporate competition like this that leads to better technology and lower prices, despite the quarrel over patents.


    I'm all for competition, but I'm not sure these law suits are really competition. Good competition is producing the best product you can for a price people are willing to buy it at. If the lawsuits are really legit, that's one thing, but if they aren't, then the company that brings the suit should be in for possible sanctions and fines.

    The judge is right on this: customers are sick of the lawsuits. I think this is hurting Apple more than Samsung.
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    DroKing , December 9, 2012 2:21 PM
    Hell no Samsung. Keep poking them till Apple's reserve run dry then KAKUPTTTTT no more Apple =D
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    sharksman , December 9, 2012 2:39 PM
    SAL-eThis report is a bit inaccurate. The judge Hon. Lucy Koh is the one asking for peace, but after reading the transcript of the court debate I would say that both Apple and Samsung are not ready to settle. Only difference that Samsung is willing to talk, but Apple have no intention even to talk. The Apple lawyer admitted in open court that Apple has lost the fight in the market place and they will not accept peace unless Samsung is driven out of the market by the court. So, Take a popcorn and lets wait for the case to move to Federal Appeal court.

    With two of the main patents used in this case being recently invalidated, and the foreman scandal, it may be in Apple's interest to settle.
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    techcurious , December 9, 2012 3:09 PM
    ericburnbyBUt you idiots don;t want to listen to facts and will continue to assume Apple is evel. I bet you'r teh same people who used to hate Microsoft years ago or even IBM before them (if any of you children are old enough to remember).

    Damn.... You've got so much rage, you can't even type right anymore... better get it under control old timer, before your old heart gives out on you! You do want to live long enough to witness the death of your beloved Apple don't you?
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    SAL-e , December 9, 2012 3:13 PM
    sharksmanWith two of the main patents used in this case being recently invalidated, and the foreman scandal, it may be in Apple's interest to settle.


    No, I don't think so. There are many reasons why the judge will not invalidate jury verdict, but those facts, that you mention, will be used at the appeal proceedings.
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    ttt1 , December 9, 2012 3:16 PM
    A single call to peace is insignificant. A fair judge should invalidate all those ridiculous patents (that shouldn't be awarded to start with, to Apple or anyone else)
    http://wannabetechblog.blogspot.it/2012/12/mobile-patent-wars-when-law-kills.html
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    sam buddy , December 9, 2012 7:04 PM
    ericburnbyPosturing by Samsung to try and make them look like the good guys.


    Samsung is not willing to settle, they only aggree to talk. They're just not being totally negative and stupid.

    ericburnbyIt was Apple who approached Samsung. Twice, the second being a personal visit from Jobs. As if that weren;t enough Google also warned Samsung about copying Apple.


    So, what you're actually saying, is that S. Jobs himself visited Samsung to deliver his "thermonuclear" threat personally. It makes sense, because face to face and behind closed doors, you can bring your true self out, no need to hide from the public as you do any other day. For a minute, I thought you ment S. Jobs went there to settle.

    And, as you imply, Samsung had to stop making phones because of this visit. Why is that?

    a) So Apple can have their way (read: monopoly) and sell more phones?
    b) Because Apple invented round edges?
    c) Because Apple wants Android to disappear, but would not go directly against its maker?
    d) Because Samsung is the world's no 1 handset maker?
    e) Because the patet system sucks?

    Correct answer: All of the above.

    ericburnbyBUt you idiots don;t want to listen to facts and will continue to assume Apple is evel. I bet you'r teh same people who used to hate Microsoft years ago or even IBM before them (if any of you children are old enough to remember).


    Woooow! Seriously, I don't think you're in a position to judge, or call anyone an idiot. Facts? Better get your own facts straight, you are more biased than Foreman has been. By the way, who might the people that hated Microsoft or even IBM before that, be? Let me guess... people like you?
    You should post at some other place, where there are lots of fanboys who share your views and hatred.
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    back_by_demand , December 9, 2012 9:39 PM
    ericburnbyI'm the only person on Tom's who actually talks about issues instead of everyone else who post things like "Apple needs to die" or "Apple sucks"

    No you don't, you have a belly full of loathing for anything that isn't Apple
    ...
    Bore off
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    techcurious , December 9, 2012 11:01 PM
    ericburnbyI'm the only person on Tom's who actually talks about issues instead of everyone else who post things like "Apple needs to die" or "Apple sucks".

    And oh my gosh, you are also the only one modest enough to admit it.. wait, that doesn't really make any sense.. just like you!
    Do yourself a favor and sell your Apple shares before it's too late.. ;-)
    And stop hating on other people just cause they don't drink the same kool-aid as you or Steve Jobs did..
    Very few people actually liked Steve Jobs... you see where I am going with this?
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