Samsung Executive to Apple: “We Litigate, Not Negotiate”
Samsung isn’t eager to follow HTC’s example by settling its patent disputes with Apple. According to a report from Agence France Presse, a top Samsung executive says the company has no plans for negotiation; instead, they will proceed with litigation.
“We have no such intention,” J.K. Shin, the head of Samsung Electronics’ mobile unit told reporters on Wednesday when asked if Samsung would seek a similar settlement.
Yonhap News has more of Shin’s comments:
“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,” Shin Jong-kyun told reporters. […]
Fact is, Samsung’s position was clear from the beginning: you may recall there were several court-mediated discussion attempts between the two companies during the trial of the twenty-first century, and each one failed.
From this perspective, Samsung’s position is obvious: it doesn’t want to negotiate, especially now, since it has appealed against the $1 billion ruling and has a chance of winning. Secondly, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has become the most popular handset worldwide, and the South Korean company has high hopes of maintaining its No. 1 position during the holiday quarter, as well.