According to media reports, Samsung Electronics mobile business president Shin Jong-kyun said in a media interview on Wednesday, Apple and other smartphone manufacturers would not exist if there is no Samsung Electronics patent, Samsung Electronics will work hard to prove it.
Smartphone maker HTC this month has reached a settlement agreement with Apple on patent dispute, the two sides withdrew all patent litigation and signed a ten-year patent cross-licensing agreement, but Samsung Electronics said to the outside that the company will not yield to Apple on patent issues, and the company’s mobile business supervisor has begun mouth battle with Apple.
Shin Jong-kyun said, “The fact never lies. Without Samsung Electronics wireless patents, Apple is impossible to create a mobile phone, Samsung Electronics is very powerful on wireless patent product line.”
Shin Jong-kyun also said:”The company’s legal team is actively doing this defense, the court may re-trial on the case.” Last week, Shin Jong-kyun said in an interview with the South Korean news agency that Samsung Electronics is not planning to follow the example of HTC to sign similar settlement agreement with Apple. Shin Jong-kyun said, “It may be true that HTC agreed to pay 300 billion won (U.S. $ 276.6 million) to Apple, but we do not intend to do so.”
Since April in 2011, Apple and Samsung Electronics have has a fierce legal litigation regarding patent infringement in the world’s top four continents. In August this year, a jury in San Jose federal court ruled that Samsung Electronics mobile phone infringed Apple’s a series of software and design patents, and Samsung Electronics needed to pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. Apple soon required the judge Lucy Koh of the Court to enact a permanent ban to permanently ban on sales of Samsung Electronics infringing products in the U.S. market. The hearing about the ban will be held next month.
Apple got the victory in the United States, but in the Netherlands, Japan and other countries, the courts ruled that Samsung Electronics products did not infringe on Apple’s patents.
The market research firm Strategy Analytics released a report earlier this month and said Samsung Electronics flagship smartphone Galaxy S III has surpassed Apple’s iPhone 4S, as the world’s best-selling smartphone.