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.
- Source All Things D