Apple and Samsung have been tirelessly fighting each other over patent issues for years now. Things have gotten gosh darn ridiculous, and everyone wishes they would just kiss and make up already. In an attempt to put an end to their legal battle, Tim Cook met with top Samsung executives on Monday to see if a middle ground could be reached between the two sides. The meeting comes on the heels of a similar meeting between Tim Cook and Samsung CEO, Choi Gee-sung, back in May.
A US jury trial between the two tech titans is scheduled for July 30th. The Korea Times reported that Samsung officials have placed significant importance on the meetings, hoping to regain peaceful business ties with Cupertino. While the two sides have had huge software and design disagreements over the past few years, the two companies are also dependent on each other for their success. Samsung has provided Apple with $7.8 billion in parts for products in 2o12 alone.
The private meeting between Apple and Samsung came at the request of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, who also requested the meeting in May.