Samsung execs state that Apple iPhones can’t exist without Samsung patents

by: Joe HindyNovember 21, 2012

By now, even the most loyal Android, Windows, and iOS fans are tired of these patent disputes. They’ve been raging worldwide for well over a year and have cost pretty much everyone a lot of money. Even though each company is confident they’re going to come out on top, perhaps no one is more confident than Samsung. They’ve recently stated that Apple’s iPhone can’t exist without them.

That is a pretty bold statement from Samsung. The Korean based company is confident that their wireless patents are essential to Apple and iPhones. So much so that iPhones couldn’t exist without them. Samsung’s mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun is quoted as saying, “The truth never lies. Without Samsung-owned wireless patents, it’s impossible for the Cupertino-based Apple to produce its handsets.”

According to the Korea Times, these statements come after the USITC decided to take a second look at Samsung’s claims that Apple violated four of their wireless patents. The final ruling is reportedly scheduled for January. If Samsung wins, then Apple can’t sell their devices in the United States.

So is this just Samsung trolling Apple?

You bet, and it carries some truth. Samsung actually does have these patents and Apple does actually use them. So on the face of it, Samsung’s statement isn’t incorrect. Even in a literal sense, Samsung makes many of the parts for the iPhone itself.

That isn’t to say that it’s entirely truthful either. It’s a well known fact that patent law is vague at best. Patents can be phrased and analysed in a number of ways. So even if Samsung has these patents, it’s not impossible to believe that Apple can get around them. After all, they’ve already done it once.

So let us know what you think about all this. Is Samsung’s statement overly aggressive? Or is this Samsung asserting some dominance in the mobile market?

  • T.R.U.E

  • That is the Samsungs face right now

  • kooshalmahadeo

    Sammy FTW !

  • Tony

    Hahaha, love that pic Joe.

  • I have only pooped once today.

    • applepoop

      Apple poop roughly twice a year; and Apple fans lap it up.

  • Htown

    I love Samsung I have the note2 it’s everything I wanted in a smartphone. I hope Samsung crushes apple

  • [email protected]

    JOE HINDY IMA Boop your head and Shit on your chest and you’ll go tittaly tee all the way home O=====================) – — — —-

  • Omega

    Apple currently lacks innovation. A big mistake was warring with samsung. Take a clue from google: The smartest tech company. Partnering with whoever is innovative. #teamandroid.

  • Omega

    Microsoft is making a fatal mistake of pricing its surface way too high. It should have debuted at $ 299 .

    • Ray

      What does Microsoft have anything to do with this article? : /

  • Ray

    Good job Samsung. Ban the iPhone from the US.

  • mintslice

    More patent garbage. On the bright side it looks like Sammy is spending more money of R&D than patents, which can’t be said for Apple.

  • RarestName

    Both can’t exist without each other.

  • Tyler Perkins

    These judges are clowns. How do you just not throw these cases out? Apple’s patent claims were ridiculous too. what else should Samsung do?they have to defend themselves some way. A counter-suit was about the only option. What judge actually agreed that phones or tablets with rectangular screens and rounded edge were some major breakthrough and have not been considered prior? This is all garbage and the problem with bs corporate litigation. I’m a fan of both but looking for any device not involved with this crap. Apple will never get another penny from me and I was considering more than one product.. Why is Apple so afraid of competition v…..,,,

  • Tyler Perkins

    One more comment……. If one of these companies came out and attempted a plea to drop this crap, they’d come out ahead in the long run……

  • MigyWPB

    Well Apple start it. Now this is what you get.

  • lol. truth or not about the patents is irrelevant, iphones aren’t going to be banned in the US, its apple’s home, there’s way too much bias to ever have that happen