There are sometimes such rather stupid situations when there is a need to admit one's shortcomings and powerlessness, and for this to be able to get some concessions. One way or another, this move sometimes works flawlessly, as evidenced by the situation with Samsung.
Representatives of the company defended in court the opinion that their multitouch technologies are significantly inferior to those of Apple, in order to avoid the ban of the non-Dutch authorities on the sale of Samsung devices in this region.
Representatives of Apple in the court of The Hague put forward a requirement for Samsung representatives to stop selling devices from the Galaxy series, explaining that they infringed a patent on multitouch, which is to protect the device from clicks made by accident or by mistake.
Samsung's lawyer admitted in court that Apple's invention is much better, and Android uses a similar technology, but much more inconvenient and difficult for developers and users.
In the lawsuit, Apple experts began to prove that Samsung's developers had invested in their technology to perform the same tasks as Apple's technologies for which the company has a patent. But Samsung's lawyers have found a non-standard way out of this unpleasant situation. They publicly admitted that multitouch technology in Korean phones is very poor. But they agreed to ban the sale of their devices, if Apple nevertheless recognizes the level of multitouch technologies in them the same as in their devices.
So far, it is this not quite usual admission that has allowed Samsung not only not to lose the court, but also to continue selling its devices in the Netherlands.