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We've heard this before, but recent developments could speed the process

We just heard over the weekend that Apple and Google have settled their outstanding legal battles that began way back in 2010. Now comes word from The Korea Times that Apple and Samsung are inching closer to settling their patent litigation that spans courtrooms in numerous countries around the world.
"Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits,” said unnamed sources familiar with the bilateral talks.  

"Today I settled all family business."
The sources add that royalty payments for the patents in question would be the likely remedy for both companies “before reaching a full agreement.”
The most recent court ruling in United States handed Apple a minor victory, with Samsung being ordered to pay $119.6M in damages for infringing on two patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 8,074,172 and 5,946,647). However, the jury also found Apple guilty of infringing on one Samsung patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,579,239) and awarded damages of $158,400.
The truce between Apple and Google give us some hope that this all out patent war in the smartphone realm could soon be over. However, all previous settlement negotiations between Apple and Samsung have failed in the past, so we’re not holding our breath on this report either.

Source: The Korea Times

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RE: Sweet...
By Reclaimer77 on 5/19/2014 4:28:58 PM , Rating: 2
"We, Apple, will forget the past *IF* you, going forward with a new CEO, are willing to stop being so blatant in your copying".

And this is where you lost all credibility and made it known you're just an Apple zealot.

Let's be clear, if Samsung did *copy* Apple, it was on the Galaxy S. How many years ago was that?

And the so-called "copying" was done on things nobody thinks should have been patent-able in the first place.

Apple just announced larger sized phone AND side by side split-screen app function which I believe was first done by SAMSUNG on the Galaxy Note.

So who's copying who now?

And what do you call iOS 7 if not a gigantic effort to blatantly copy features from Android?

Get a life.

RE: Sweet...
By retrospooty on 5/19/2014 5:41:12 PM , Rating: 2
"Apple just announced larger sized phone AND side by side split-screen app function which I believe was first done by SAMSUNG on the Galaxy Note."

Dont forget copying notifications in general from Android, and later the drop down notifications from Android, multitasking from Android and the task switching UI from WebOS and the flat look and feel from WP.

It never ceases to amaze me how these people thing Apple is bwing copied and doesnt copy themselves even worse. WTF? It's like they have a mental migraine "I just cant see that part right there".

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