«It is absurd that we are fighting over rectangles», says director of Samsung


In an interview with Wired, Kevin Packingham, Samsung’s Head of Product, said the manufacturer has faced a number of allegations related to patent infringement, in addition to Apple’s claims that the Galaxy line products were “copies” of the iPhone and iPad .

Packingham explains that the electronics giant maintains two «extremely» isolated areas: the Samsung that makes secret components for Apple, HTC and LG, and the other Samsung that invests in its own smartphones and other equipment.

In the case of allegations of patent infringement, the executive explains that the South Korean owns 100,000 patents. «In terms of patents, we have a lot of contributions in the design space,» said Packingham.

“I would say that the patents we are fighting for are very broad, like a rectangle. For us, it is absurd that we are fighting over rectangles, which is being considered an infraction and we are defending ourselves ”.

Packingham further believes that the charges are an affront to being common to stifle competition with patents that are not particularly original and that do not really represent intellectual property.

“We should be able to have a good and healthy dialogue about how we are going to advance technology and the consumer experience. Not around how we are going to isolate our companies and prevent innovation from entering the market ”, concludes the director.