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Samsung chief rules out Apple settlement

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Samsung has ruled out the possibility of settling its long-running legal row with Apple out of court.

HTC this week ended its patent feud with the iPhoner-maker by entering a cross-licensing deal with the company, but the Korean giant's mobile chief J.K. Shin insists they will find a legal resolution.

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"It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (£173 million) to Apple, but we don't intend to [negotiate] at all," he told the Yonhap News Agency.

Apple scored a $1.05bn (£665m) court victory over Samsung in the US in August, but both sides have landed blows in other territories. The Cupertino firm was ordered to run an apology on its website after unsuccessfully suing its rival in the UK.

Full details of HTC's settlement with Apple were not disclosed, but analysts have speculated that the Taiwanese firm will have to fork out up to $280 million a year as part of the deal.

Apple's patent victory in the US is currently being probed following claims of juror misconduct.

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