Apple and Samsung will meet to negotiate a cease-fire

Apple and Samsung will meet to negotiate a cease-fire
Apple and Samsung have agreed to meet in San Francisco within 90 days for settlement talks, according to a report by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. It’s not clear how high our hopes should be, as the meeting is described as being “only partially voluntary” – that is, the presiding Judge in two U.S. cases between the electronic behemoths asked for them to comment on their availability for a joint settlement negotiation, and when both companies provided availability Judge Koh ordered them to make it happen.

On the upshot, this will be more than just a cursory meeting – Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi will be at the meeting (along with the usual legal retinue), participating in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference overseen by Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero. If either side is eager to go to court it will be easy enough to not come to an agreement, but has we’ve seen Tim Cook has a more restrained approach to patent litigation that Steve Jobs did, so this opportunity might also provide the two CEOs with the necessary face time to work out a deal.

Of course similar efforts have failed in the past. Will this attempt be one more speed-bump on the way to eternal litigation, or could this event help usher in the beginning of the end of the mobile patent wars? That may seem like a tall order, but a settlement in any of the ongoing international lawsuits could serve as a template for others to copy, so it’s a hope worth clinging to. We’ll find out sometime in the next 90 days.

source: FOSS Patents

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26 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me of Isreal and the PLO.

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Haha that was funny

2. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

hopefully this wil put a end to this whole patient war both sides should just pay each other some type of compensation

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

PATENT...not patient....lol

17. Galen20K

Posts: 555; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

yea we know what he meant but you're right, that was funny lol

4. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes, put this craziness behind us and enjoy some new tech!

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So they wasted all the money and man-hour for almost nothing... -___-" Let's use those money to invent fly cars and a smartphone that lasts 7 days in one charge.

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LOL!!! Reads like a headline out of a 1930's Chicago paper.

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

As read in the headline on the main page "Time cook"

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

APPLE needs to DROP it's LAW SUIT PERNAMENTLY and learn to compete with others which I highly doubt they will.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's not just one sided man. There's two sides to every situation. They both have faults in the situation.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if only this were the real taco.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wow taco with 9 greens and 1 red........

9. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Stop the madness guys. Please, won't someone think of the children?!

10. Netolic

Posts: 148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The lawyers will disagree. The lawyers will manipulate their minds to continue the lawsuit

13. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Just watched that movie last night. From the picture.

14. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Apple should pay way more since they started this crap. Grow up Apple!

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this is not high school ok is not about who started it... ok... i think is you that one that needs to grow up

15. akita256

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Now, now, boys. You must learn to play together nicely.

18. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Apple + samsung = 1

20. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

An Apple/Samsung Merger wouldn't hurt. iPhone Galaxy 4S sounds awesome...

21. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Samsung with iOS? (dream mode: on)

22. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

It can happen for all we know.

23. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I think that they should fight...to the death.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow, u think there would be more cheering in here. I dont know about you guys, but if they can bury the endless lawsuits, then that would be awesome.

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Let'$ hope so.....

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