Originally Posted by smack416
These two companies are so closely tied together Apple should be able to gain from Samsung a public acknowledgment and large settlement, along with a cross-licensing agreement (similar to the one with Microsoft, where they're not allowed to clone Apple's products) in exchange for Apple's continued reliance on Samsung for future parts.
Samsung's long-term success should be it's CEOs primary concern. If they know they're in the wrong here, there shouldn't be too much of a hit to honour or ego in taking this approach and they can move on by empowering their designers to blaze new trails.
Apple wants the precedent so Samsung and others will not do this in the future.
Samsung crossed the Rubicon long ago. Apple already has contracts for the parts they need from Samsung and are lining up deals with Samsung's competitors.
There is no way Apple will cross license anything of significance with Samsung. Contrary to Samsung's position, Apple is already entitled to FRAND terms on the open standards based patents (and they want this well established as well) and Samsung has little of nothing to offer Apple in return.
The problem is that one can never count on a judge and jury to get things right (the first time.) If they don't get it right, Apple will appeal until the law is clearly established. They want clarity they can depend on as a foundation for their innovation.