Samsung and Apple are getting ready for a major court case in the US, we heard some more details on the case earlier , where Google apparently told Samsung to stop copying Apple.
And now according to the WSJ, Samsung is saying that Apple would not have sold a single iPhone without Samsung’s technology, which Samsung have accused Apple of using in their iPhone and other devices without a patent license.
Samsung has been researching and developing mobile telecommunications technology since at least as early as 1991 and invented much of the technology for today‘s smartphones. Indeed, Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly twenty years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung‘s patented technology.
Apple relied heavily on Samsung‘s technology to enter the telecommunications space, and it continues to use Samsung‘s technology to this day in its iPhone and iPad products. For example, Samsung supplies the flash memory, main memory, and application processor for the iPhone. . . . But Apple also uses patented Samsung technology that it has not paid for. This includes standards-essential technology required for Apple‘s products to interact with products from other manufacturers, and several device features that Samsung developed for use in its products.
The trial between the two companies starts next week, it certainly is going to be interesting, and we wonder which of the two companies will come out on top.
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