Despite giving the chief executive officers, Tim Cook of Apple and Kwan Oh Hyun of Samsung, time to settle things off court in a personal chat, it’s not surprising the presiding judge on both companies’ patent infringement cases against each other received a somewhat expected result: moving forward to the jury’s verdict.
US District Judge Lucy Koh had ordered the two CEOs of both companies to try and talk things over outside of court, and she felt “pathologically optimistic” that Cook and Hyun could reach an agreement.
Reuters, however, now reports that CEOs Cook and Hyun did not reach a middle ground to settle things over the phone call. This means the case will be turned over to the jury after closing arguments from both companies on Judge Koh’s court.
Apple and Samsung are currently sealed into high profile tug-of-war patent infringement lawsuits, which claim $2.4 billion and $399 million in damages, respectively, against each other.
Apple asserts that Samsung “slavishly copied” iPhone and iPad designs, whereas the South Korean electronics giant claims that the world’s most valuable company infringes upon its mobile technologies.
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