Samsung says it won’t follow in HTC’s footsteps and settle with Apple

It seems that the Apple vs Samsung battle is set continue full steam ahead in the future. After the announcement over the weekend that HTC and Apple have settled their differences, many pundits have slight inclinations that maybe, just maybe, the two smartphone giants could also come to at least some type of agreement. Not so it seems.

Yonhap News reports that Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung’s mobile and IT division, said: “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.” The two smartphone giants have been embroiled in a patent war since April 2011.

There have been attempts between the two companies to reach an agreement, but so far it has proved fruitless. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-Sung have never been able to come to an agreement over the value of their respective patents, having tried before the trail to come to an agreement.

The executives and legal teams have met twice this week in a San Francisco court, thus the announcement by Jong-kyun just adds more fuel to the fire. Add to that another trail that is set to start in March 2014. Ding dong…

Source: PC Mag



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