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Samsung and Apple to meet on May 21st and May 22nd

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Samsung and Apple to meet on May 21st and May 22nd
Apparently tired of seeing Samsung and Apple battle each other in the courtroom, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has given a nudge to both firms to start settlement talks. The talks, which Judge Koh suggested be handled by the CEOs of both firms and their chief attorneys, will take place on both May 21st and 22nd starting at 9:30am each day.

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero will overlook the talks

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero will overlook the talks

While the talks will take place in a San Francisco courthouse under the watchful eyes of Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, the actual litigation is before the San Jose division of the court. The idea is to have a Judge not involved with the proceedings listen to both sides try to settle their differences. Samsung and Apple are each to provide a settlement statement to the court that gives each side's candid opinion on the likelihood of prevailing on their claims and defense.

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.

source: FossPatents

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posted on 28 Apr 2012, 18:44 11

1. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


you'd swear that apple and Samsung are married.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 18:58 9

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 843; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Married in love as a supplier, married in hate as a competitor :p

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 10:27 1

15. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It's like a couple who has a great time in bed,but can't stand each other otherwise.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 23:24 3

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; 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.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 07:44 4

9. itiswhatitis (Posts: 422; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Seems to me like bad marriage but extremely good sex!!!

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 20:41

11. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


great sex

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 19:08 2

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 ;)

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 19:11

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.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 21:07 1

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; 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?

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 21:24 2

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

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 02:36

8. azri05 (unregistered)


Epic Godzilla ; Japannese way

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 18:35 2

10. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Samsung is Korean...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 20:42 1

12. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


yo momma is korean

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 22:37

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lol orly? xD

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 22:26 1

13. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN!

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