Apple met with samsung 4 times in 2010 trying to avoid patentlitigation – Huawei Data Cards

Prior to filing suit against Samsung for alleged copyrightinfringement, Apple approached its rival four times in 2010 in anattempt to avoid resorting to litigation. Details of the meetings between Apple’s and Samsung’s lawyers wererevealed in an Apple court filing discovered by The Verge . The first meeting took place in July 2010, and Apple soon aftermade three more attempts to broker a deal with Samsung to no avail. The meetings took place both at Apple’s corporate headquarters inCupertino, Calif., as well as in Samsung’s home country of Korea.At one meeting in Korea in August of 2010, Apple representativesshowed a presentation to Samsung officials entitled “Samsung’s Useof Apple Patents in Smartphones,” detailing its belief that Samsungwas infringing on two patents. Unlock Huawei Dongle

Last year, it was first revealed that late Apple co-founder SteveJobs contacted Samsung in 2010 in an attempt to resolve the patent dispute between thetwo companies. But the extent of talks between Apple and Samsungwas not known until Apple disclosed it in court. Apple eventually sued Samsung in April of 2011, accusing its rival of copying the look and feelof the iPhone and iPad with its own smartphone and tablet products.Samsung quickly fired back with its own accusations , and the two companies are now involved in lawsuits that spreadacross four continents. Details on three of the meetings between Apple and Samsung, asportrayed in Apple’s filing in California federal court, areincluded below: On or about August 4, 2010, Apple representatives met with Samsungin Korea and showed a presentation titled ‘Samsung’s Use of ApplePatents in Smartphones.’ This presentation emphasized Samsung’scopying of the iPhone and identified two of the patents-in-suit(the ‘002 and ‘381 patents), giving Samsung actual notice of atleast these patents, and many more. On or about August 26, 2010, Apple sent Samsung an electronicarchive file containing claim charts further illustrating Samsung’sinfringement of Apple patents. Huawei Data Cards

A presentation document thataccompanied these claim charts identified the ‘002 and ‘381 patentsas two patents that Samsung products infringed, and itsubstantiated these allegations with text from the patents andphotographs of Samsung devices illustrating infringingfunctionality. Apple later presented these slides to Samsung at ameeting in Cupertino, California on or about September 9, 2010. Unlock Huawei Dongle

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