“We’ve heard rumblings for some time that Steve Jobs initiated talks with Samsung back in 2010 in an attempt to head off a patent infringement suit against the Korean device manufacturer, but the extent of those talks are just now coming to light,” Matt Macari reports for The Verge.
“In a recent filing in California federal court, Apple details the negotiations it pursued with Samsung between July and September of 2010 — several months prior to the initiation of patent litigation in April 2011,” Macari reports. “In an attempt to bolster allegations that Samsung was fully aware of its patents and was ‘willfully infringing,’ Apple outlined its 2010 negotiations with Samsung in the filing. ”
Macari reports, “The extent of the negotiations between the two companies seems to suggest that Jobs’ famous claim that he was willing to go ‘thermonuclear war’ on Android isn’t entirely consistent with Apple’s behavior at the time.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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