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Samsung: We Won't Negotiate Patent Deal With Apple

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.

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  • Yuka
    Why would they? They're getting the costs for each judgement out of Apple themselves, hahaha.

    Apple has a hard time getting another provider for what they want, at least it seems that way, so Samsung has some sort of upper hand here.

    That approach is kind of bad, but oh well. It's a big rats fight, guess it won't be "clean" anyway.

    Cheers!
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  • deadlockedworld
    Is that logo supposed to be apple "eating" samsung? or is samsung taking a bite out of apple. I dont get it.
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  • acerace
    deadlockedworldIs that logo supposed to be apple "eating" samsung? or is samsung taking a bite out of apple. I dont get it.
    It's just a logo.
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  • cats_Paw
    War, War never changes.
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  • dauntekong
    Apple is getting 8 ! T ( H slap back and forth by Samsung...
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  • dauntekong
    deadlockedworldIs that logo supposed to be apple "eating" samsung? or is samsung taking a bite out of apple. I dont get it.
    Looks to me like Apple is being F (_) C |< E D by Samsung... ( | ) (|=====8


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  • thillntn
    Good for Samsung. Apple is just being a bully.
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  • JamesSneed
    Apple will soon realize having lots of cash reserves doesn't make you a very competent bully in tech. Having proper patents and actually making the parts for your own gadgets gives you so much more power. Samsung making their own CPU, memory, flash storage, screen and most of the other parts gives them a huge upper hand in all of this bickering, especially long term. Apple reminds me of the bully on the playground unknowingly picking on the toughest kid...
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  • freggo
    Look, in 3-5 years from now (5 being very optimistic) Apple will be in the Phone and Tablet business where it is in the PC business. A has been and never was.
    Apple makes elitist products for a limited -ego minded- market.

    Otherwise their incompatible junk will fade into history like the Apple 2c, the Lisa and what else they 'invented'.
    And I am not saying this as a simple Apple hater. I have a MacBook sitting right next to me.
    It has exactly ONE simple purpose; testing if changes on a client's website will work on Apple's incompatible junk. Have to get a friggin' iPad too for just that purpose.
    Man, how I wish they'd just go away or start building cars instead. I am so unbelievable tired of anything with the Apple Logo (The Beatles excluded, especially as I am managing one of their sites!).

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  • joebob2000
    freggoLook, in 3-5 years from now (5 being very optimistic) Apple will be in the Phone and Tablet business where it is in the PC business. A has been and never was.
    "Never was" is a player who captured the largest slice (at times larger than all other players combined) of the market for those devices? I dont like Apple products but even I think that statement is egregious. Don't fanboy, it's bad for your teeth.
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