APPLE CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Kwan Oh Hyun reportedly talked to each other personally in an attempt to resolve both companies’ legal skirmishes about patent infringements in an out of court settlement.
Yesterday, Bloomberg said an unnamed source reported that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung will hold an allegedly private phone call to try and fix their mobile patents dispute ahead of a decision from a US jury. US District Judge Lucy Koh who oversees their case will be the first to hear results from the discussion between both companies.
Actually, Judge Koh was the one who requested the meeting after saying she was “pathologically optimistic” that both CEOs can find a middle ground to settle differences off court.
Despite her effort, it’s rather unlikely that Apple and Samsung will find any resolution after the chat.
In October 2010, negotiations between both parties collapsed after Apple reportedly approached Samsung on a possible licensing agreement.
Samsung looks forward to $399 million in royalties from Apple on claims of infringing its patents, whereas Apple asks from $2.5 billion to $2.75 billion in damages since Samsung allegedly “slavishly copied” the designs of its iPhone and iPad.
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