“To date, Samsung and Apple have been in adamant opposition against one another in a series of patent infringement suits filed around the world,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “But that could change after Samsung’s Lee Kun-hee recently returned from a three-month trip to Japan and Hawaii, according to The Korea Times.”
“Lee has a history of taking lengthy overseas trips before making major changes at Samsung, including new directions for the business and managerial changes. The chairman has been on 20 such trips since 1993,” Hughes reports. “Sources who spoke with the Korean publication indicated that Samsung’s ongoing patent dispute with Apple is one of ‘several pending issues’ that Lee plans to personally consider.”
Hughes reports, “As part of its anticipated changes, Samsung may also reportedly seek a way to ‘cut reliance on its mobile business.’ Lee met with reporters at Gimpo International Airport upon returning from his three-month sabbatical, where he said he believes Samsung should ‘always have a sense of crisis…'”
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