The Washington Post picked up the related long form story from Bloomberg, where I was quoted about how the the endgame for Samsung could well be designing around Apple's portfolio. This is supported by the fact that Apple is Samsung's largest components customer, and an injunction could cost Samsung north of $8B in revenue per year; Samsung has said that it will not be negotiating with Apple, as a licensing agreement similar to HTC could cost over $200B over the life of the agreement; and the fact that the ITC has already stated that the "Samsung products that were designed around Apple patents weren't in violation." At least on the face of it, while winning an injunction would provide game changing leverage to Samsung, extending out these proceedings seems to be an additional goal, in and of itself.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Great discussion this morning on Bloomberg TV. At 3:41, I mentioned it's likely that the case might get thrown out. A couple hours later the case was dismissed with prejudice: (http://allthingsd.com/20121105/google-says-wisconsin-court-throws-out-apple-suit-versus-motorola/?mod=tweet)