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Samsung has no plans to negotiate HTC-like deal with Apple

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Nov 15, 2012
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  1. A few days ago Apple and HTC settled a longstanding patent dispute that resolved all current lawsuits between them. The duo also signed a 10-year licensing agreement that will allow them to share existing and future patents.

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  2. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Booster Posts: 102   +24

    Wait... so let me get this straight, they signed an agreement to allow them to use each-others patents? Does this only apply to the patents that were infringed upon or does it apply across the board to all of their existing patents. If the second part is correct then to me it sounds like Apple just wanted access to HTC's tech. Either way, I'm extremely proud of Samsung. It was a foolish thing for Apple to sue their parts manufacturer and think that Samsung wouldn't hold a grudge of some kind.
  3. Now, who got hard balls? :)
    with the lawsuits and countersuits, the courts are getting the pie (docket fees)
  4. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 627   +310

    Haha, time for Samsung to show what technology is about: true innovations (flexible displays) and make better and cheaper what already exists (bigger NAND memories at a lower cost). Let's see how Apple beats hardware technology with their "innovations"... "oh wait, let's put more pixels in the display!!"
  5. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Yes Apple spouts how much they innovate, however I personally dont see it. All the Iphones released in the past 4 years has been the same crap in a different package. Ok so maybe we give Apple props for the Ipad, no wait, other ppl had invented tablets long before Apple ever produced one. Even Star Trek TNG had data pads. Samsung has continued to innovate in spite of all of Apples litigation. That says something to the consumer. Mainly that even with a giant multi national corporation doing everything they can think of to destroy Samsung, THEY KEEP INNOVATING!!!
    Apple started off in the right direction, but quickly lost focus. Samsung has been on track for awhile now. Apple could learn a lot from Samsung. That wont happen untill someone truly busts the Apple.
  6. Too bad... I like my current HTC device, but if Apple is going to get paid if I buy another -- I won't be buying HTC for at least 10 years.

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