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Judge Koh pleas for 'global peace' between Apple and Samsung for the sake of consumers, incites laughter

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Judge Koh pleas for 'global peace' between Apple and Samsung for the sake of consumers, incites laughter
The Apple Samsung legal battle has turned into a neverending saga to the point that even the possibility of the two companies settling for ‘global peace’ seems laughable. At least that was the reaction of the crowd at the latest hearings when Judge Lucy Koh suggested the two finally agree on something and put the patent battle to an end.

After getting a few laughs, Judge Koh had to repeat:

"I'm not joking... it would be good for consumers and good for the industry."

Would this happen? The lawyers would definitely not be happy, but interestingly enough Samsung’s head lawyer admitted the Korean company was “willing to talk.” Apple? Not so neighbourly.

Apple thinks that the over a billion sum it was awarded in a judgment was merely a “slap on the wrist” for Samsung, and does not to stop there.

Apple once again slammed Samsung’s designs, saying they are purposefully on the edge to get away from legal trouble. Samsung of course was quick to strike back by accusing Apple of “competing through the courts rather than the marketplace.”

And it was all back to the usual kid fighting, with no visible effect from Judge Koh’s appeal for peace. Not that we are surprised. What do you think, is there any possibility of Samsung and Apple settling?

source: Financial Times via Engadget

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:25 3

3. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


actually, this is very possible however the judge probably need to find infringement on each side and as each sides requested, to forbid selling the products in usa. no apple nor samsung in usa would be ridiculous that they have to forget about infringement, even though it would be more ridivulous for apple as it is a us company.

the way of apple competes and their way of treating their employee are also very harsh. they sued almost every company, trying to get money and to block selling the devices and we saw how apple fired the apple map division's chief and scott forestall as if "you're no good for me anymore, good bye"

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:43 2

5. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I wouldn't mind at all if both were banned for a short while. It'd give the smaller makers a chance to grab some sales they need, anyway.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:43 4

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


“competing through the courts rather than the
marketplace.”
That's a mighty good comeback! :D
I'd like to see Apple and Samsung in a ring...and we'll get to see who bets for who.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:50 1

8. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd like it if each side could have a time for fan testimony. Sniggly, remix, and Michael H could represent PA's pro-Samsung supporters, and gallito, dark, and Ray S could represent PA's pro-apple side.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:26

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


LOL...now that's the WORLD, is it not?? :D

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:43

27. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's not fair fight. Throwing bantam weights in with heavyweight champs.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 07:55 1

9. Valdomero (Posts: 126; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


*Apply cold water to burned area*

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 08:01 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no chance in hell that they bury the hatchet at this point. Even when THIS trial is over, Apple will just ignite a new lawsuit and continue to waste tax dollars. YOUR tax dollars on these BS suites. If Apple gets awarded a big chunk of money, Samsung will appeal. Its going to be back n forth for quite a while to come.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 08:21 1

14. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1385; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


this is the cold war of the tech world

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 14:34

29. aldridhl (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


heh, but it's not "cold"... they're actually taking shots

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 08:30 6

17. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Seriously? That's all PA got out of this? Koh wants peace?

Reread the transcripts and witness accounts. This went very badly for Apple. Koh hinted at not only severely dropping the award, but at also invalidating some of Apple's patents.

Sounds like the scenario someone here predicted immediately after the first trial. Now, who was that...?

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 08:38

18. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Your wrong on so many levels. Please explain how this went bad for Apple.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:18 4

25. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Koh talked extensively about severely reducing damages and invalidating Apple patents. All the things that would have happened if not for a jury foreman with an agenda.

Now, please explain to me how this went well for Apple.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 22:07 1

33. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


apple wants money from samsung but the judge wants them to license each other patents to avoid any harm done.

also, a rubber banding patent is now invalid because apple sued so many company, that patent got so much attention and eventually stated as invalid.

it's really bad for apple

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:10

19. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


oh man that picture make me laught

I don't care who win.
Thats their problem, if samsung lose, samsung still making smartphone. if apple lose. apple still have billions of dollars in their vault

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:39 2

21. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Thank you for your hubris yet again Apple... Every time I consider an Apple purchase you are there to remind me of your egotistical, contemptuous, & often hypocritical culture.

No sale.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:50 1

22. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


The picture made me laugh so hard." judge K.O ", excellent choice. lol on the idea of global peace between sammy and apple as well.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:18 1

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Judge K.O.H can also be taken into account.
Standing for 'Knocked Out Hard'.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 10:08 3

23. ultimatebatman (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Her mistake was giving Apple anything. She should have just realized that like all other industries, models look and function similar and that's ok. She needed to throw the case out before it started and not let it proceed.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 11:00 2

28. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Yep, then she could ask for global peace... but she already screwed up.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 21:07

32. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Please what does she knows bout global peace?

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 20:45

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


She will rule in favor of Apple. This entire show is stage (or state) managed. This will go on and one till most of patents are invalidated whereupon Apple gets nothing.

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