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Kurt Eichenwald takes a look at Samsung/Apple for Vanity Fair, and the… interesting strategy that Samsung has used time and time again in regards to patents and competitive pressure:

 According to various court records and people who have worked with Samsung, ignoring competitors’ patents is not uncommon for the Korean company. And once it’s caught it launches into the same sort of tactics used in the Apple case: countersue, delay, lose, delay, appeal, and then, when defeat is approaching, settle. “They never met a patent they didn’t think they might like to use, no matter who it belongs to,” says Sam Baxter, a patent lawyer who once handled a case for Samsung. “I represented [the Swedish telecommunications company] Ericsson, and they couldn’t lie if their lives depended on it, and I represented Samsung and they couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.”

The story is a delightful mirror, you will see what you want to see. The question is where the truth lies, and is it nearer Apple’s point of view, or Samsung’s?