Apple, Samsung: The War Goes On
Although the Korea Times reported on Monday that the two rivals were close to settling all of their litigation, new court papers reveal that nothing has changed in recent settlement talks.
The seven-page filing includes statements from both companies, and neither has anything complimentary to say about the other.
According to Apple, Samsung’s lead lawyer John Quinn has never seriously considered the possibility of arriving at a settlement.
“It’s kind of hard to talk settlement with a jihadist,” Quinn reportedly said. Asked about Samsung’s chances of success in the courts, Quinn is said to have compared Cupertino’s lawsuits to an unpopular war, saying, “This is Apple’s Vietnam, and people are sick of it.”