Samsung exec says there’s no plans for HTC-like settlement with Apple

By , Nov 14, 2012

Last week, Apple and HTC grabbed a number of headlines when they announced that they had reached a global settlement in patent litigation, effectively ending several ongoing lawsuits between the two companies.

Unsurprisingly, the news has sparked some hope that the iPad-maker would reach a similar deal with its arch enemy, Samsung. But according to a new report, the South Korean company has no intentions to settle…

9to5Mac points to a report by Yonhap news, which cites comments from a Samsung executive:

“It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (US$276 million) to Apple, but we don’t intend to (negotiate) at all,” Shin Jong-kyun, who heads the South Korean tech giant’s mobile and IT division, told reporters.”

Samsung and Apple have been entangled in a world-wide patent war since early 2011. Recent happenings in the battle include a major $1 billion victory for Apple here in the US, and a significant win for Samsung in the UK.

Few details have been revealed about the Apple-HTC settlement, but word is that HTC will pay Apple between $6 and $8 per handset sold, or $280 million a year. The two have also signed a 10-year cross-licensing patent deal.

What’s your take on Shin Jong-kyun’s comments? Should Samsung settle with Apple?

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  • notewar

    …and hence there will be more article about Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit.

  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    Samsung is always dodging patents that other companies own… they have no respect at all for other companies. They did this with Sony, with Nokia, and now with Apple. For them, stealing an innovation is the same thing. And they are not alone. Carriers will always support Samsung, because Apple for them is the enemy. Apple does not allow them to insert “crapware” neither block the updates to force people to buy a new phone…. Apple is killing SMS (a lot of profit) and many other examples… so… let’s see.

    • MagicDrumSticks

      I don’t think it’s going anywhere. They’ve been making electronics for a LONG time and people recognize the brand.

      Besides, competition is healthy, why are you promoting monopolization by apple?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rinnegan-Pain/100001009899546 Rinnegan Pain

      You’re an idiot.

  • MagicDrumSticks

    This just in: Apple stops making all products! Now makes pure profit from lawsuits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100358050 Walcy Carroll

    my vote is if there will be no truce, then apple needs to go after them because if they don’t, they will continue to be on the receiving end. seriously who really knew what a smart phone was before apple put out theirs. I know they made it popular and what did just about all phones look like before apple came on the scene and made theirs. insert your 2 cents here.. just sayin..

    I think this is only gonna get crazier as time goes along.. if there is money in it apple will go after x company, another company will see the $$ and go after apple, that’s why you have to protect your ideas,designs,products,..etc

    it shouldn’t have to be this way, but that is kinda what the trend is these days..

  • iamnotfan

    This is my last comment.

    (I am tired of being a soldier for these tech companies )

    Bye Bye evey one
    Have a nice day :)