Earlier this week, HTC signalled an end to their legal fight with Apple by settling with them. The settlement lasts for 10 years and includes present, past and future patents. HTC also paid Apple $276 million. Furthermore, Apple is believed to be making about $6 per HTC smartphone sold. This will bring even more profit into the Apple money machine!
Whilst HTC have given in, Samsung have reiterated their desire to keep fighting Apple no matter what. In an interview with Yonhap News, Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung’s mobile and IT division, has said that Samsung will not follow HTC’s Legal strategy.
“It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (US$276 million) to Apple, but we don’t intend to (negotiate) at all,” he said.
Globally, Samsung hasn’t had that much success in terms of the patent wars.
However, after Samsung’s stance being reiterated we will see how it pans out in the future.
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