Source: EU [press release]
quote: ...clearly IANAL and I don't know anything more about this than the article above......but if Samsung is disputing the validity of said patents, for what reason would they demonstrate a "willingness" to license them? It seems to me that Samsung is trying to get the patents invalidated...ultimately if those patents are held up in court I'm sure they'd have to capitulate and license them. But why seek to license something you're pretty sure is abusive to start with
quote: Oooooohhhh...I get it. Somehow I got it in my head that Samsung was disputing some of Apple's patents. When what they're really doing is trying to sue Apple accusing them of violating some patents they own.Nevermind me. Apparently I need more coffee.
quote: 5. Samsung has sued Apple using these patents, in response to Apple initiating the conflict with various design and technology patents on its iDevices. (present)