Samsung & Apple Bury the Hatchet: Drop All ITC Cross-Appeals from 2013

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  1. dgstorm

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    Wow! This news is rather anti-climactic, but is also a relief. Samsung and Apple have finally tired of the "Thermonuclear" patent war. Apparently, the two companies want to drop the fight because they still want access to each other's business. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    It's about time reason prevailed...

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Well that's it..lets close up shop and all go home! Been real everyone!
     
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    About damn time.
     
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    Bummer. I was hopeful that Samsung would wise up and stop selling parts to Apple, thus killing Apple outside of the courtroom

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    that would be a bad corporate move on Samsungs part though, it would only hurt their bottom line
     
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    Yeah, but mountainbikermark has a point. Apple started this crap due to their "God Complex", inflicted a lot of financial trouble on Samsung and now THEY get to say "OK, we're done. We don't want to fight anymore. Let's make up and be friends!"??
     
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    Yeah, but that really backfired on them. People saw them as a bully (which they were) and thus some bought Samsung phones. Others saw through Apple's half truths and marketing bs and realized Samsung phones were equal or better in many areas, so bought Samsung phones. Finally Samsung got a fair amount of advertising out of the deal too. It took several years, but Apple finally realized they were just eeking out wins in the courtroom, but in reality losing the war.
     
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    Precisely, not to mention they were completely seperate entitities that created and sold sell phones and sold screens to apple. Yes they are samsung, no they aren't the same department. if Sammy had done that it would have just looked ugly on them an made apple appear to be the good guys.

    Smart move on Samsung to take the higher road, it's clearly paid off