A US federal court in San Francisco has ordered the CEOs of Apple and Samsung to show up in a two-day discussion about both parties’ heated patent litigation, which already has traveled courtrooms worldwide.
Federal court judge Lucy Koh summoned Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung in April to run a court-supervised dialogue that could help find a solution to the ongoing legal proceedings between the two companies.
Both parties have entered a seesaw of lawsuits several times since last year, with Apple claiming that Samsung “slavishly copied” iPhone and iPad designs, and Samsung claiming that Apple infringed on several of its patents.
Judge Koh now demands Apple and Samsung to sort the matter out for the last time, and soon.
If both parties do reach an agreement in the US, they still have to continue legal actions concerning ongoing litigations in Australia, South Korea and several European nations that include France, Germany and the UK.
The motion set by the federal court, if successful, could mark the end of the legal spat between the companies worldwide.