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Tim Cook Never Wanted To Sue Samsung 197

colinneagle writes "While Steve Jobs' ire in regards to Android is well known, a recent report from Reuters relays that current Apple CEO Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung in the first place. 'Tim Cook, Jobs' successor as Apple chief executive, was opposed to suing Samsung in the first place, according to people with knowledge of the matter, largely because of that company's critical role as a supplier of components for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple bought some $8 billion worth of parts from Samsung last year, analysts estimate.' In various earnings conference calls, Tim Cook has repeated that he hates litigation, but has still toed the party line by exclaiming that Apple welcomes innovators but doesn't like when other companies rip off their intellectual property."
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Tim Cook Never Wanted To Sue Samsung

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  • by RazorSharp ( 1418697 ) on Friday February 15, 2013 @06:16PM (#42916667)

    Sorry, this excuse just doesn't fly with me. If the company he's supposed to be in charge of is doing things like suing competitors without his permission or knowledge, then he's a failure as a CEO.

    Jobs was still alive when the litigation started. . . if you had even read the first paragraph of the article you would know that (or if you had better reading comprehension skills, as your UID indicates you had a /. account when the lawsuit started and it was covered almost daily here for months).

    Cook may not have agreed with initiating the lawsuit, but once it was started it's likely he saw going through with it as the best strategic option. The damage had already been done, the best he could hope for was to win. Kind of like the Iraq war. It was a stupid idea, but once we toppled their government there was no turning back.

  • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 ) * <mojo@world3.nBLUEet minus berry> on Friday February 15, 2013 @06:19PM (#42916711) Homepage Journal

    Modded troll already huh? I am making a serious point. In computing everyone copies everyone else. In the world nothing is created in isolation. Apple has been shameless (the actual word Jobs used) when copying other people in the past. It's a good thing, progress is faster, we get better products.

    Can't have it both ways.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling