Judges Tells Apple & Samsung To Make Peace Before They Have To Face The Consequences

Judges Tells Apple & Samsung To Make Peace Before They Have To Face The Consequences

Judge Lucy Koh has once again made a plea of Apple and Samsung to make peace in their patent dispute before a verdict is handed down. Not doing so, the federal judge warns, could be a danger to both Apple and Samsung.

“I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict,” Judge Lucy Koh said this morning, according to All Things D, further arguing that if Apple and Samsung’s only reason for being in court was to find out how much their patent portfolios were worth in the real world, than they could figure that out in any of the other courtrooms across the world where they are doing battle.

“It’s time for peace,” Koh said. She also said that if both Apple and Samsung were just trying to show that their smartphone and tablet IPs shouldn’t be messed with, then “message delivered.”

Apple is suing Samsung for more than $2.5 billion, claiming that the Korean electronics maker shemelessly copied the design of the iPhone and iPad. Samsung is counter-suing, likewise for patent infringement.

Apple and Samsung agreed to have a telephone meeting to discuss settling. If this conversation goes anything like when Samsung and Apple’s top executives met for settlement talks at Judge Koh’s orders a few months ago, not much will be accomplished.

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  • tomp

    I said it before and will say it again: Apple doesn’t really care if it wins or loses ($2.5 billion is a drop in their bucket), they just want to show their fierceness fighting companies that shamelessly copy their whole look-n-feel of their products.

    I think their message has been heard by all major players in the field which will hopefully keep others’ copy machines in idle mode when Apple releases a new major product down the road.

  • sault

    I think it´s becoming a pathetic spectacle…

  • NeverEndsWell

    Why do people continue to use that graphic regarding the Samsung F700 when it has been shown to be patently (excuse the pun) false?

    http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-samsung-f700-prada-phone-rumors-debunked-20147320/

    http://androidcommunity.com/who-was-really-first-apple-vs-samsung-story-truly-debunked-20110420/

  • assyrianpride

    well as far as i know the samsung phone that is similar to the iphone came first, but apple was doing something totally different than samsung, apple is focused on computers and made a phone that would be as good as their computers…but all samsung is doing with their phones is trying to make good phones. which they do. but just not as good as apple. but now as more apple phones are coming out samsung is improving their technology so that it seems better than apple (although it still is and probably will always be inferior)

  • assyrianpride

    well as far as i know the samsung phone that is similar to the iphone came first, but apple was doing something totally different than samsung, apple is focused on computers and made a phone that would be as good as their computers…but all samsung is doing with their phones is trying to make good phones. which they do. but just not as good as apple. but now as more apple phones are coming out samsung is improving their technology so that it seems better than apple (although it still is and probably will always be inferior)

  • zviivz

    That Samsung F700 is like a brick!

  • zviivz

    That Samsung F700 is as thick as a brick!

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