Samsung’s Mobile Head Says Settlement With Apple Is Unlikely

While Apple and HTC have put aside their legal differences in the form of a 10 year licensing agreement, Samsung’s Mobile Head JK Shin says his company isn’t likely to do the same. Speaking to Yonhap News Agency, JK Shin states that his company is working toward a legal resolution and not an out-of-court settlement. Shin further says he has no intention of negotiating with Apple, which just highlights how far part these two companies are legally. Apple may have won a big settlement in the US, but they lost to Samsung in the UK which illustrates why Samsung isn’t so willing to play dead.

Shin stated: “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.”

We can’t verify the $276 million dollar number Shin is stating as the licensing details between Apple and HTC are classified, but that number does fit within the speculation of at least one analyst.

If todays statement is any indicator, Samsung and Apple’s legal wrangling is far from over.

CNET via Yonhap News Agency

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  • Anon

    Keep fighting the good fight!

  • steveb944

    Damn, that’s a lot of moola from HTC. BRAVO Samsung for standing up to Apple

  • bryck

    Good keep on fighting Apple.

  • There’s nothing to settle when secretly you are working together……don’t Be fooled people

  • mikkej2k

    HTC – Please go back to removable ( or very large batteries ) and removable expandable memory on your phones. You build it they will come.

  • Tbyrne

    Shin’s showing he’s got balls! Why doesn’t Paul McCartney sue apple for using the apple logo? What? They aren’t that similar? Just like a lot of what apple’s suing for is bogus. Jobs is gone now. Time for someone else at apple to step up and innovate and bring something new to the table. That’s what made them special in the first place.

  • eanfoso

    Hehe the loser, which hopefully will be Apple, should then proceed to be humiliated like apple was in the UK lol

    • Impending Doo

      i have two phones for free for you. an iPhone and a Samsung. Which one do you want?

      • Gary Smith

        If it is the Galaxy S3 then obviously I choose the S3, as it is ranked better on most tech sites…and actually is a better phone. Same with the Note 2.

  • niididdy

    Way to go Samsung…you big boi – handle your biz! Lol

  • Josue

    way to go Sammy…im waiting for Apple to stab HTC in the back lol

  • od312

    In other news, Im downloading JELLYBEAN FOR MY GS3 as I’m typing this :)

  • od312

    Bahaha. Apple is full of it. Check this out

  • Looks like there’s someone else… “willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”