Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with his counterpart from Samsung, Choi Gee-sung, as part of court-mediated talks seeking to find common ground in the ongoing patent battles between the two companies. Unsurprisingly, the talks seems to have been relatively unproductive, with the U.S. case underway in California all but certain to proceed to trial.




Apple has been silent on the talks, but The Korea Times reports on comments from Samsung officials indicating that no agreement was forthcoming.
The two technology giants could find no clear agreement through the talks, according to a Samsung official. Apple Korea declined to comment on the matter.

The patent battle is now headed for trial on June 27, despite both firm's stated wish to avoid legal proceedings.

According to foreign media outlets, both technology giants held firm on their assertions: Samsung continued to demand Apple pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology and Apple insisted that Samsung copied its design in various products.
The Korea Herald reports that Samsung's contingent will be returning to Korea on Friday, and with Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee also returning from a three-week business trip to Europe, the company's top executives will almost certainly meet to discuss the talks. It appears, however, that there is little chance of Apple and Samsung budge from their positions sufficiently to prevent a trial from taking place.

Article Link: Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress
 

powers74

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That's weird

From what Samsung was saying it seemed like they were going to get rights to sell Apple knockoffs for a nominal licencing fee. I don't see why that didn't work out...
 

Sasoon

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Anyone surprised? Didn't think so. Their legal teams probably advised otherwise - that's what they live off.
Not surprised.
I think that :apple: ability to patent software solutions like "making link out of phone number or email" is just ridiculous :mad:
 

RogueWarrior65

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The nuclear option

Apple's legal team could always remind them that we saved their ass back in the 50s and they need look no further than a few miles north for the alternative. :D
 

foodog

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Not surprised.
I think that :apple: ability to patent software solutions like "making link out of phone number or email" is just ridiculous :mad:
Like any other software patents aren't?

Apple doesn't hold the copyright on lame software patents..... or is it the patent on lame software patents.
 

Consultant

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Let's see...

Samsung: I'll let you use our FRAND patents if you let me copy the iPhone.

Apple: we'll pay you for FRAND patents at FRAND rates. Stop copying the iPhone.
 

east85

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Yet another failure by Tim Cook. This guy better shape up if he wants Apple to stay healthy. Being able to communicate effectively and persuade is part of this.
 

rei101

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If those CEO were paying the lawyers from their own pockets, and agreement would have happen in no time.
 

jimbo1mcm

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Here it is in a nutshell:

Apple doesn't manufacture anything. They design and hire someone to build it.
Samsung manufactures everything. They don't design, they copy from everyone.
 

lifeguard90

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Who cares! Post some damn mac hardware news!!! Come on apple , were all still waiting for your extended delay product releases
 

840quadra

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Apple doesn't manufacture anything. They design and hire someone to build it.
Samsung manufactures everything. They don't design, they copy from everyone.
Not exactly true. Samsung builds some things for sure, but not everything.

NYTimes said:
But Mr. Lai was focused on Foxconn Technology, China’s largest exporter and one of the nation’s biggest employers, with 1.2 million workers. The company has plants throughout China, and assembles an estimated 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics, including for customers like Amazon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Nintendo, Nokia and Samsung.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/b...for-workers-in-china.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
 

Michaelgtrusa

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Building a call center in Texas and taking 8 million in taxpayer dollars to pay for it made plenty of progress.
 

Thunderhawks

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Yet another failure by Tim Cook. This guy better shape up if he wants Apple to stay healthy. Being able to communicate effectively and persuade is part of this.
We won't hold our breath for your list of all of Tim's failures.

If you would be so kind could you list your accomplishments as the CEO of a large company you run.

Maybe we can then judge your post as a qualified one?
 

Bilbo63

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Yet another failure by Tim Cook. This guy better shape up if he wants Apple to stay healthy. Being able to communicate effectively and persuade is part of this.
Another failure by Tim Cook? Seriously? What are his other fails? I don't for a minute expect the guy to be perfect, but neither was Steve (hockey puck mouse). As a matter of fact Steve tried (unsuccessfully I might add) to negotiate a settlement with Samesung to avoid a court battle as well.

So your point would be... ???

As far as communicating effectively goes, how do you know that he does not? Do you communicate and negotiate with Tim?

Tim is doing a good job. Sometimes people just cannot be persuaded.
 
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