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

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.

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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15 Comments

1. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

you'd swear that apple and Samsung are married.

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2227; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

15. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

9. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

11. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

great sex

3. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 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: Nov 10, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Sep 04, 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

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung is Korean...

12. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

yo momma is korean

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol orly? xD

13. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN!

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