Samsung: We're Not Signing a License Deal with Apple

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Kinetic

"Apple at one point offered to license its patents to Samsung.......though was willing to give a 20 percent discount if Samsung agreed to cross-license its patent portfolio back to Apple."

That sounds like the biggest raw deal in history; apple gets licensing for great innovative tech patents, Samsung gets licensing for rounded corners. How do judges not see this in the lawsuits? Although I suppose "gifts" probably help...

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MaximumPC_Reader

This is exactly what I hate about Apple, and will never own an Apple product. What ever happened to the patent laws? How are we as a country, ever going to grow in technology if companies want to lay claim to every feature they produce? Apple is not only effecting Samsung and HTC, but they are affecting me, and my future devices. That is something that I'm not pleased with.

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Xenite

Basically Apple wants everyone to pay them money every time they use a rectangle...

Apple sucks.

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Incognito

Good for Samsung. This is like giving a bully your lunch money - it's a slippery slope. I think HTC made a big mistake. I'll bet Apple still sues HTC for some other BS not outlined in their "agreement."

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computernoob29

i think either samsung should jack up all the prices for everything they sell to apple, so that apple suffers for their stupidity. or just stop shipping anything to apple period

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Eoraptor

Not likely to happen, Apple already only spends $100-200 in hardware on the iphones, and considering they sell for easily twice that if not four times, it's not likely that any increase in component costs is going to make the big fruit blink.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

They're doing that with their screens. Samsung is going to make apple feel the pain.

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jbwhite99

Samsung - why don't you offer 30 or 40 to Apple. I think 30 Korean Won (exchange rate about 1200 to the dollar) seems fair - that would be about 2.5 cents.

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Andrew.Hodge

Apple just keeps expanding their expanding their little blitzkreig. Eventually, they'll piss enough people off, and they will become history.

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Alegomaster

Apple (Germany) starts off by acquiring small companies (acquired countries), and then they do a Blitzkrieg against ??? (Poland). Then Apple attacks smaller neutral companies such as the small German cafe (Belgium). They then attacked HTC (France), and HTC surrenders by doing a licensing agreement. Now it is the battle of Samsung where Apple lawyers try to destroy the Samsung Smartphone division through sale bans.

Now from here we can hope that history repeats itself. Apple fails the Battle of Samsung, and Apple decided to attack Microsoft (USSR), despite having a truce. Then ??? (Japen) will sue Google (USA), and bring Google fully into the war. Then Apple will be attacked on both sides aggressively to a point will Tim Cook will have to resign as CEO of Apple. And ??? (Japen) will ??? (Can't figure out a nuke analogy).

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satrain18

Sony = Japan or Italy
RIM = Britain
Nokia = Poland
Microsoft = USA

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slibinz

*Grammar Nazi Alert*

You did it twice so it can't be a typo...it's Japan, not Japen.

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riopato

I think Microsoft is USA and google is China in this analogy. Once Germany is defeated, google will be the next super power.

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mhouston100

Aww shit that was awesome ha ha

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USraging

Well if Samsung truly believes that it did not copy apple, than if they did a license agreement it would be admitting guilt. I believe they did the right thing.

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Damnlogin

I never liked Soaps but damn! I'm running low on popcorn here.

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froggz

Then use shampoo instead, it's smells much nicer than popcorn and it doesn't scrape as much.

Aaaha! you see what I did there :)

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