Can Apple and Samsung Kiss and Make Up?

Will the technology rivals ever stop bickering? Apple has now been ordered by a court in the Netherlands to pay damages to Korean company Samsung for copying aspects of Samsung Galaxy designs. A patent held by Samsung was believed to have been infringed relating to internet connectivity or “technological innovation” as Samsung described it.

The rival firms have previously had numerous disputes over patents and designs about their products. With so many legal cases being launched throughout the world between Samsung and Apple, it is unlikely either one of the companies will emerge the overall winner. In May this year, a US judge demanded that the Chief Executives of both Apple and Samsung find a way to settle their legal differences. Some analysts believe this is merely a tactic used to hault progress for the other in a bid to win the race in world markets.

Read more in a BBC article here..

June 22, 2012