Will Apple and Samsung Ever Bury the Hatchet?
Just earlier this month, a San Jose, California court ruled in Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) favor in its latest round of the legal war between the two companies that has been ongoing since 2011. While both companies were found guilty of violating the other’s patents, Apple only owes Samsung $158,000 in damages. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) was fined almost $120 million for its patent violations. Since that day, both companies have moved on to attempting to settle this legal war once and for all, but both sides are blaming the other for their inability to move on in the court document filed May 19 reported AppleInsider.
The alternative dispute resolution, also known as an ADR in legal language, is a document filed jointly by both Apple and Samsung. It details each company’s complaint about how the other side has not been helpful in solving the dispute. Apple claims that Samsung is really not ready to settle with them. The company’s argument is based upon remarks made to the media by Samsung’s attorney John Quinn.
“This is Apple’s Vietnam, and people are sick of it,” Quinn told legal news outlet Law360 in a March interview. This quote was among the many that Apple citied in its portion of the document. Other quotes compared Apple to jihadists and pointed out Apple has not received a dime from Samsung so far.