Tim Cook said to have met with Samsung execs to discuss patents

Tim Cook said to have met with Samsung execs to discuss patents
We know what you're thinking - this legal conflict between Apple and Samsung is never going to end. Although you might be right, we really hope that both parties will be able to settle their differences soon and get back to innovating their line-ups. What leads us to this thought is the news that Judge Lucy Koh has ordered Apple's and Samsung's executives to meet and discuss the possibility of meditation.

According to The Korea Times, this meeting has already happened between Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun on July 16. Unfortunately, it isn't known if the execs have reached any consensus. However, the source does mention that people familiar with the matter claim that Samsung still views Apple as a valuable business partner.

Business partners or not, patent lawsuits have long become part of the daily grind for both Cupertino and Seoul. The U.S. trial between Apple and Samsung is set to begin on July 30, so let's hope it'll be quickly resolved thanks to that precursory high-level meeting.

via: SlashGear

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21 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Hope that the galaxy nexus can be sold again soon.

8. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

It's on sale through the play store. To my knowledge, VZW never stopped selling it.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW was selling it yesterday.

9. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

No one ever stopped selling it. The Play Store said "coming soon" for a few days, maybe less. That's all that happened.

2. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Friends we are not business partners that will never be. Piss on Apple plain and simple.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

huh? theyve been business partners for years. Who do you think makes the bulk of the insides of the iphones? samsung. lol. iphones would have been much different without samsung parts.

21. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Regardless Apple is useless

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Didn't these clowns already meet already?

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

redundant "already" dang it

18. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

good for backup, bad for speech

19. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Welcome to the Department of Redundancy Department. ;)

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Apple have no rights to ban Samsung products no matter what the Patent Wars are all about.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If u don't work for apple, or Samsung then shutup. U r a consumer, u know nothing about the legal side of this. Please b quiet.

20. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ouch! but seriously.

6. MeoCao unregistered

This of course not about the patents, it's about market share and this is just Apple's tactics to soften public discontent over the iTROLL's behaviour.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Fck u tim cook n your mistress judge koh. You dont even care bout competition. How bout firing your lawyers first that keep putting injunctions against samsung.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you know anything about Tim Cook, you'll know Judge Koh is not his type.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. quite the opposite of his type.

14. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

HAHA!

15. fanboy

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

Tim Cook me up some koh

17. Packer29

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

At this point its so obvious that Apple has no interest in working things out or getting back to innovation. I don't have to work with Samsung Apple or the lawyers to know that Apples action are petty and pathetic that's obvious!

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