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Samsung: iPhone Wouldn't Exist Without Our Patents

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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  • internetlad
    "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
    Common sense: No major technological advances would've occurred if everyone paid attention to every single patent, no matter how BS it is.
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  • sinfulpotato
    Samsung has threatened to fight fire with fire.
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  • john15v19
    I just wish this patent chicanery would end...
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  • Ironslice
    I just wish Apple would die.
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  • 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.
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  • belardo
    DUH! Apple said "we need your technology - Samsung to build a phone to OUR specs with your technology expertise and hardware components"
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  • xanagu88
    Why is the Samsung logo face-fucking the apple??
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  • Marcus52
    I get the impression Apple didn't know who they were messing with when they started this thing, heh.
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  • tomfreak
    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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