Steve Jobs Tried Unsuccessfully to Defuse Patent Dispute with Samsung in 2010

sjobs
Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg report on testimony from Apple patent portfolio manager Chip Lutton as part of the Australian dispute between Apple and Samsung, revealing that Steve Jobs personally initiated contact with Samsung in 2010 in an attempt to head off the conflict before it headed into the courts.

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc. (AAPL), initiated contact with rival Samsung Electronics Co. in July 2010 to try to resolve a patent dispute that has since become a legal battle on four continents, an Australian court was told.

Jobs wasn’t involved once the ultimately unsuccessful talks over the Galaxy smartphone began, Richard Lutton, a senior director at Apple and the company’s patent attorney, told Federal Court in Sydney today.

“Samsung is an important supplier with whom we have a deep relationship,” Lutton testified in response to questioning by Samsung lawyer David Catterns. “We wanted to give them a chance to do the right thing.”

Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung has agreed to delay the device's launch several times as the injunction is being considered by the court, and today's reports note that Samsung has offered to make some concessions such as eliminating a feature designed to recognize and ignore accidental touch input. The judge in the case has indicated that she plans to offer a decision next week on a preliminary injunction against Samsung, which would remain in effect as a full hearing potentially lasting several months is conducted.

Top Rated Comments

djrod Avatar
139 months ago
Love this Img

Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dethmaShine Avatar
139 months ago
Samsung's cable connector is PDMI, an industry standard. Gives a lot of credibility to that big picture you posted (use timg next time).

And what about the others? Seems like people still don't understand the lawsuit.

It is not about an icon or a PDMI connector. It is about the entire presentation for start to finish.

Next time, check the definition of 'delusion'.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
usptact Avatar
139 months ago
Finally somebody put pictures showing where and in what Samsung is claimed to be copying from Apple. C'mon, even a kid can see that the depicted objects are highly similar!!!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cartoonkid Avatar
139 months ago
This is a generic PDMI cable. Looks like the dock connector isn't it? Unlike Apple's proprietary dock connector, this is based on open standards. The Tab uses this, not Apple's similar Dock connector.
Image (http://lib.shopping.srv.yimg.jp/lib/eleuthera/mpdl-pdmi05bk-1.jpg)

Ok, we get it. Different technology. Surprised you didn't harp on the fact that the Tab's cable is black and Apple's is white.

But do you deny that the overall presentation and packaging of the Tab is nearly identical to the iPad?

I'm pretty sure that was the entire point of the picture comparison.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paul4339 Avatar
139 months ago
FAIL at the connector part.

The Tab is using the standard PDMI connector.
Read it. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDMI)
I think the point isn't so much about the connector only, it's about all those photos put together ... is it just co-incidence that their boxes, cables, graphic elements, etc look the same as Apple's?

How come HTC, Acer, etc doesn't have the same problem? ... they may have a few things that are similar to Apple (they may use different cables or packaging etc).



.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LagunaSol Avatar
139 months ago
This is a generic PDMI cable. Looks like the dock connector isn't it? Unlike Apple's proprietary dock connector, this is based on open standards. The Tab uses this, not Apple's similar Dock connector.
Image (http://lib.shopping.srv.yimg.jp/lib/eleuthera/mpdl-pdmi05bk-1.jpg)

So the use of Apple icons? The identical design of the wall power plug? The packaging? The voice recorder app? The fact the Galaxy Tab 7 looks exactly like a super sized clone of the iPhone 3GS? The latest Galaxy 2 S commercial done in 100% Apple style, including a Richard Dreyfus soundalike?

Just all happy coincidence, right people?

One would have to be blind, dense, or in complete denial not to recognize Samsung's obvious and deliberate intent to copy Apple's products, packaging and marketing for their own benefit.

Samsung = KIRF.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Unbox Therapy Shares Hands-On Look at iPhone 14 Pro Max Replica

Monday May 16, 2022 4:40 am PDT by
YouTuber Unbox Therapy has shared a hands-on look at the iPhone 14 Pro Max using what he claims is a one-to-one replica created by third-party case makers with access to detailed schematics and dimensions for Apple's new upcoming flagship smartphone. As with the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, in 2022, we are expecting a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, but this time the Pro...
macOS Monterey 2

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.4 With Support for Studio Display Webcam Update

Monday May 16, 2022 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.4, the fourth major update to the macOS Monterey operating system that launched in October 2021. macOS Monterey 12.4 comes over two months after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3, an update that added Universal Control. The ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌ 12.4 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System...
iOS 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 With Wallet and Podcast Updates

Monday May 16, 2022 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were initially released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.5 come a little over two months after the launch of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4. The iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in...
iOS 16 mock for article

Gurman: iOS 16 to Include New Ways of System Interaction and 'Fresh Apple Apps'

Sunday May 15, 2022 6:14 am PDT by
iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some "fresh Apple apps," Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said, offering some more detail on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS set to be announced in a few weeks at WWDC. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while iOS 16 is not likely to introduce a major face-lift to...
Prosser Series 8 3

Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Design With Flat Display

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:21 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an all-new design with a flat display, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In his latest video on the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser highlighted information from ShrimpApplePro that suggests the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a flat display in what seems to be a design originally rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7. ...
Whatsapp Feature

WhatsApp to Let Users Leave Group Chats 'Silently' and View Rich Link Previews in Status Updates

Tuesday May 17, 2022 3:07 am PDT by
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to "silently" leave group chats hosted by the messaging platform instead of all members of the group being notified when they do. As it stands, when someone leaves a group chat, WhatsApp announces their exit to the entire group, making the act of leaving very public. It's not possible right now to leave a group quietly, but WhatsApp...
apple tv 4k design green

Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

Monday May 16, 2022 9:57 am PDT by
Apple today released tvOS 15.5, the fifth major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.5 comes more than two months after the release of tvOS 15.4, an update that brought support for captive WiFi networks. tvOS 15.5 can be downloaded over the air on the Apple TV through the Settings app by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌‌Apple...