Tim Cook To Make Last-Ditch Attempt To Reach Agreement With Samsung CEO Over Telephone


Tim Cook is hoping to make a last-minute arrangement with Samsung before the jury steps in.
Tim Cook is hoping to make a last-minute arrangement with Samsung before the jury steps in.

The lengthy Apple vs. Samsung trial is now reaching a close, and this week the jury will make a verdict on who’s guilty of what. But before that happens, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to make a last-ditch attempt to reach an agreement with Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun over the telephone.

Lawyers representing both parties will then report the outcome of the meeting to Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over the trial in San Jose.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Tim Cook has attempted to reach a deal with Samsung. You may remember that he held talks with the company’s CEO back in May in an attempt to narrow the case before the trial began. The companies could not meet a resolution on that occasion, but this time around things could be a little different.

Back then, Cook met with Geesung Choi, president and chief executive of Samsung’s digital media division. This time he’ll speak to Oh Hyun, who took over as Samsung CEO back in June.

Oh Hyun was viewed as an “Apple friendly CEO,” and his appointment was seen as a sign that the Korean company was ready to make peace with Apple before losing its biggest customer. Despite their legal battles, Apple uses Samsung’s flash memory, mobile processors, and displays in a number of its products, including iPods, Macs, and its hugely successful iOS devices.

If Cook can’t reach a deal with Samsung this time around, then the trial will go to jury deliberations. That’s expected to happen as early as Tuesday, but the jury is currently awaiting new verdict paperwork after both companies called for it to be altered.

Source: Bloomberg

Via: AppleInsider

  • Koban4max

    who has a better shot at winning?

  • The_Truth_Hurts

    What is Apple’s #1 profit machine? What (basically) brings in the dough for Apple? What (basically) brings in over 60% of their PROFITS….?

    The iPhone.

    Lets look at Samsung. In about two years they went from nothing to the top smartphone manufacture.
    Samsung Galaxy S III: Pre-orders were in over 9 million. Apple? about 4 million for the 4S. So over double the pre-orders compared to the iPhone and also the fastest selling gadget in history. Samsung sold additional 10 million, literally, in the first month. The thing to mentioned is, Samsung had manufacturing problems which caused (widespread) problems in what stores had in stock. If Samsung didn’t have that problem….? Well, we could be looking at 15+ million sold in the first month. That is not All. Samsung is bringing the Note II, shortly. To date, already 10 million Notes have been sold. And it can be expected, that the Note II will just increase those sales greatly, especially if more carriers jump on board with it.

    What does Samsung have to do with the iPhone…..?

    What if the iPhone “fail”? It can be disastrous for Apple. If Apple’s #1 profit maker tanks? Not good news for Apple at all.

    What does that have to do with Samsung?

    Samsung is on it’s way of “replacing” Apple. The “must” have phone won’t be an Apple phone any more, but a Samsung Phone. And what will that do? As I stated above, can really rock Apple’s foundation.

    This is not a fight to correct what is wrong. It is a fight to make sure that competitors DON’T PASS. Why? If the competitors start to pass Apple, Apple will be in trouble because they will start selling less iPhones which will result in less profits, which will start to cause problems for them. It’s a slippery slope that can result in Apple getting into trouble.

  • zviivz

    Nuke them Apple!

  • Samoel

    I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. The whole Apple vs. Samsung is a marketing scam. The amount of free publicity these two companies have received because of it is amazing. The resources they put into these trial cases is nothing compared to the advertising they get. Of course, in the end, it will be settled out of court or at least to no real loss for both companies.