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Judge Paul Grewal yesterday ordered Apple (AAPL) to provide Samsung (SSNLF.PK) with a full copy...

Judge Paul Grewal yesterday ordered Apple (AAPL) to provide Samsung (SSNLF.PK) with a full copy of the U.S. company's IP settlement with HTC. Apple had offered a redacted version that doesn't include the royalty rate. Samsung argued that the deal terms are "highly relevant" to Apple's request for a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung smartphones.
Comments (5)
  • Wonder how this will play out?
    I would imagine Apple knew this would happen when they cut the deal with HTC.
    22 Nov 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • Apple would not have entered an agreement that undermines their business. Therefore, the release of this info to Samsung cannot hurt Apple. I suspect it will actually frustrate Samsung (For example, HTC may have agreed to the same terms which were previously offered to Samsung).
    22 Nov 2012, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • A Samsung win could conceivably block sales of Apple's iPod and IPad. That would be in line with a huge earnings drop predicted by the declining trajectory of the stock, putting Apple at a more expensive multiple yet still at a much lower price.

     

    Don't think that Apple products can't be banned. Apple has plenty of claims against it, and something stinks about all of this.
    23 Nov 2012, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • You're right. Eric Schmidt sitting on Apple's board while Apple developed the iPhone stinks to high heaven.
    23 Nov 2012, 10:38 PM Reply Like
  • On what basis can Samsung block the iPod and iPad? Does anyone seriously believe Apple wholesale ripped off anybody like Google did to Apple?
    4 Dec 2012, 12:14 PM Reply Like
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