Apple and Samsung Still in Settlement Talks, 'No Indication' of Imminent Agreement

Apple and Samsung have been in settlement negotiations following Apple's victory in a patent lawsuit last year, according to The Wall Street Journal. This contradicts a report from last November that said Samsung was not interested in settling with Apple.

The talks included face-to-face meetings in Seoul and reportedly came close to a resolution in February, but have since "cooled off". The sides remain in discussions, according to The WSJ.

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In the negotiations, described sparingly in heavily redacted documents from the U.S. International Trade Commission made public earlier this month and by people familiar with them, Samsung has pushed for a broad patent cross-licensing deal that could settle all outstanding litigation between the companies. It is unclear whether Apple was interested in such a deal.

The possibility of a broad settlement, or a series of separate deals, marks another twist in the relationship between the two technology giants that began with Samsung supplying parts necessary to make smaller and thinner iPod music players in 2005, and has ballooned into fierce competition over smartphones.

The most recent development in Apple v. Samsung was the scheduling of a new damages trial for November, after Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the original jury may not have had a clear understanding of the patent issues. She said this resulted in a lump sum award that did not distinguish between patent violations, making it impossible for the court to determine which part of the damages were applicable to each patent.

Top Rated Comments

ValSalva Avatar
117 months ago
Well in the case of the RMBP, Samsung does make superior displays.

Exactly. That's what I was referring to. One just has to look at all the threads where people are exchanging rMBP's to get one with a Samsung display.
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ValSalva Avatar
117 months ago
I hope Apple and Samsung can come to an agreement. There's been way too much time and money wasted on legal issues.

Besides, Samsung makes great displays ;)
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Jamesesesesess Avatar
117 months ago
You mean LG make great displays copysung just copy LG tec and use it for their own devices. :)

Well in the case of the RMBP, Samsung does make superior displays.
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thekev Avatar
117 months ago
You mean LG make great displays copysung just copy LG tec and use it for their own devices. :)

You mean Hitachi designed something great, and LG just made a cheaper less stable version:p.

It's a joke regarding the history of IPS in case anyone is wondering.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FirstNTenderbit Avatar
117 months ago
You mean LG make great displays copysung just copy LG tec and use it for their own devices. :)

You shouldn't do that. Sort of makes you a little silly. I don't know many who argue the quality of Samsung's components.
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egoistaxx9 Avatar
117 months ago
i hope they reach an agreement because most of the iphones, ipods etc. used samsung's chips, displays etc. which were pretty good, their quality can be trusted.
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