News out of Korea says that Samsung is not interested in settling with Apple and would rather continue to fight them in the court systems around the world. Samsung's Shin Jong-kyun, head of Mobile and IT division at Samsung, has been quoted saying "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."
HTC recently settled with Apple with a 10-year cross licensing deal that would see them licensing patents both directions for the next ten years. They decided that they would rather focus on innovation than litigation for the customer, a noble cause, though maybe not noble enough to keep HTC from continuing to free fall.
Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1 billion just a few months ago and Samsung now has a case against Apple regarding 4G LTE patents that the mobile giant owns. If Jong-kyun is to be believed--and if he knows what he's talking about--it's not looking like the two will settle disputes anytime soon without the help of a judge and jury.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:30 am CDT
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