Apple prefers to make peace, not war

Apple would prefer to settle patent disputes rather than partake in seemingly endless litigation, according to CEO, Tim Cook

April 25, 2012
Apple_logo_blue

Apple boss, Tim Cook prefers to settle patent lawsuits on the condition that “everybody invents their own stuff.”

Cook was speaking at the company’s quarterly conference call, and expressed his desire to end patent litigation among tech companies.

“I would highly prefer to settle than to battle, but it’s important that Apple not become the developer for the world. We need people to invent their own stuff,” he said.

Cook will have the opportunity to settle disputes with electronics giant, Samsung, whose high-level executives will meet up with Cook to discuss potential settlements at the suggestion of a U.S. district court judge.

Around the same time as Cook’s address, Apple was dealt a blow when the ITC ruled that their popular iPhone and iPad devices currently infringe on a Motorola Mobility-owned software patent.

Read the full story at: Cnet.

Tags: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Tim Cook

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Are you working over the festive season?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SABC jokes not so funny to staff

SABC logo TV screens

Ellen Tshabalala may have gone on her way, but employees face more pressing problems.

Your personal privacy is eroding

Privacy

Personal privacy is eroding as consent policies of Google and Facebook evoke ‘fantasy world’

BlackBerry and Boeing to make self-destructing smartphone

BlackBerry Passport back

BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone

Grave concern over Eskom ICT systems

Stealing electricity eskom

Eskom sources are very concerned about the state of Eskom’s information management system

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)