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

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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  • tomfreak
    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
    Glad to see Samsung taking the high road here.
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  • dark_wizzie
    HAH! Apple, and peace? You should do standup!
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  • chibiwings
    Bring down the empire
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  • kartu
    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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  • geost91gr
    No, 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.
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  • Kami3k
    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
    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
    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
    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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