Samsung plans no patent settlement with Apple

What you need to know:

  • Samsung and Apple are currently embroiled in patent lawsuits in 10 nations, including the United States and Germany, accusing each other of stealing design and technology.
  • HTC, which had been locked in similar suits with Apple around the world, announced on Sunday that the two companies had reached a deal to end all outstanding litigation and sign a 10-year licensing agreement over patents.
  • Samsung — the world’s top mobile and smartphone maker — was ordered by a US jury in August to pay Apple $1.05 billion (about Sh90 billion) in damages for illegally copying iPhone and iPad features for its flagship Galaxy S smartphones. It has appealed the ruling.

SEOUL, Wednesday


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