Samsung innovation exec sees patent wars as ‘a loss’ for the entire industry

While Apple’s triumph over Samsung in a US court can definitely be classified as a blow for the Android maker, David Eun, executive vice president for Samsung’s Open Innovation Center sees it as “a loss” for the entire mobile industry. Speaking at the D:Dive Into Media conference on Monday night, Eun delved into the precarious relationship between the two manufacturers, noting that Samsung profits off of Apple’s sales by way of components included in the iPhone’s build.

But the two are still competitors, both on store shelves and in the courtroom, and while Eun wishes it weren’t so, he sees little other solution than to let lawyers settle the feud in front of a judge. He sounded, however, like a man who wished he could simply see the whole mess go away with a wave of a hand, as would the majority of us folks simply craving innovative new tech without all the politics.

[via Engadget]

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  • wrceuro

    Just wait it out Samsung. Apple will do what every stupid American company does. Fold and die!!! It will just take a couple more months.

    • endinyal

      But then who will Samsung steal ideas from, copy it, and pretend it was the next “obvious” step?

      • EDNYLaw

        Whomever Apple initially stole the idea from and then claimed to “innovate” “invent” or any other buzzword that’s applicable.

        • Jeffrey Evans

          Don’t forget “patent as their idea.”

      • Padimp

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (at you, not with you)

      • OptimusL

        You’re a special little guy aren’t you? :)

    • camelsnot

      Aren’t you a little euro derp. ALL companies ALL OVER THE WORLD end up folding and dying eventually. It’s a normal cycle in business. Such a tiny brain and a big voice.

  • Diggler

    Look at his right cheek. He’s killed two people.

    • simpleas

      hahaha, he does look a little creepy. Got one on the neck as well lol

  • Chris H

    Innovation, good. Politics, bad.

  • DannyB2

    If you have no innovation left, then you might as well start a patent thermonuclear war. Or at least try to ‘monetize’ patents that never should have been granted.

    It’s what all the has-been’s do. Kodak. Polaroid. Technicolor. Microsoft.

  • Brian S.

    Screw it aaaaaaaaaaaaalllllll!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Alec Smith

    That’s funny because Samsung has initiated several lawsuits against apple, LG and others.