Apple, Samsung Once Again Reportedly in Talks to Settle All Patent Litigation
May 19, 2014 10:32 AM
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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.
). However, the jury also found Apple guilty of infringing on one Samsung patent (U.S. Patent No.
) 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.
The Korea Times
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5/20/2014 10:18:25 AM
You took me out of context... I was referring to the whole copying thing when I said
"anyone on anything"
- not meant literally.
"They just want people to stop copying their products"
Why? Everyone copies... Apple copied Notifications in general from Android, split screen from Samsung, drop down notifications UI from Android, multitasking from Android and the task switching UI from WebOS and the flat look and feel from WP.
Why is it OK when Apple blatantly copies but no-one else? All companies build off the succeseful ideas of other companies. Why does Apple need special treatment?
"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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