Samsung won’t give up the fight just like that.
Reports are flashing that the patent war between HTC and Apple is now settled. A lot of observers have thought that Samsung might take this event as a cue for the company to settle its patent differences with Apple. But, the heat between Apple and Samsung might be in full steam.
Recently, the head of mobile and IT division of Samsung, Shin Jong-kyun told reporters that the company has no plans to have settlement with the rival company.
Jong-kyun stated that it may be true that HTC may have agreed to settle and pay 300 billion won or $276 million to Apple, but with Samsung, they have no intentions of negotiating or settling at all.
Just the previous weekend, HTC and Apple had announced that they both had agreed for patent settlement, after almost 3 years of battling over a patent right. According to the deal agreed by both companies, they will be dismissing all existing lawsuits there is given that there is a ten-year licensing agreement.
Both Apple and HTC commented that the deal’s terms are confidential, emphasizing that the license will be extended to existing and future patents held by both companies.
But don’t expect a similar announcement from Samsung. Apple and Samsung have been fighting over patents since April 2011, when Apple fired the first shot. The case has since expanded to dozens of courts around the globe, but the biggest ruling thus far came in August, when a California jury ruled in favor of Apple and handed down damages of $1.05 billion. Samsung is currently appealing.
However, the crowd would not be anticipating a the same situation under the patent war between Samsung and Apple. The battle was first noticed in April of 2011 when Apple took the first shot at filing a lawsuit over patent rights on Samsung. From that day on, the case has expanded to a lot of other courts all over the globe. The first fuling was in August where a California jury ruled in favor of Apple. Currently, Samsung is appealing for the case.