Samsung and Apple to meet on May 21st and May 22nd
Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero will overlook the talks
According to Foss Patents, both sides are currently facing off in 10 countries and while the idea of settlement talks sounds good, the odds are that neither side will talk candidly about how secure they feel about their case in front of a Judge and the opposition. It would be great if both tech titans could just bury the hatchet, but if one side doesn't decide to take a giant leap forward, we wouldn't bet on it happening. Ironically, Samsung remains a major source of parts for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, such as the A5 and A5X processors respectively, which makes you wonder how that part of the relationship continues to blossom.
1. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
you'd swear that apple and Samsung are married.
2. cheetah2k (Posts: 696; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Married in love as a supplier, married in hate as a competitor :p
15. jmoita2 (Posts: 929; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
It's like a couple who has a great time in bed,but can't stand each other otherwise.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4734; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
They aren't getting married. Not even divorced. This is more like couples counseling. The settlement talks are non-binding. It is a requirement of the litigation process. Before trial, there is a settlement/mediation exercise that both parties are obligated to attend. Sometimes a breakthrough occurs, which may happen given Tim Cook's professed aversion to litigate.
9. itiswhatitis (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Seems to me like bad marriage but extremely good sex!!!
3. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Another famous peace talk that will go down in history, just like North Korea and South Korea, and US and the Soviet Union . . . ?
Communism vs. democracy ;)
4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Come on Samsung and Apple please settle down and do business as usual. Stop paying lawyers for nothing, stop wasting money and time in the courtroom.
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i didn't need to read this article...i knew when i saw the dates...it's finally going down. the ultimate battle between Apple and Samsung. who will Triumph?
6. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I hope Samsung will get some info on next iPhone 5 to make faster then apple a same device
8. azri05 (unregistered)
Epic Godzilla ; Japannese way