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

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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34. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Please what does she knows bout global peace?

23. ultimatebatman

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 04, 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.

28. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

22. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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.

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

21. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

19. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 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

17. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 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...?

18. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

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

25. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

33. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 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

14. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

this is the cold war of the tech world

29. aldridhl

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

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

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

27. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

9. Valdomero

Posts: 708; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

*Apply cold water to burned area*

3. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 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"

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

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