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Apple, Samsung CEOs to attend mediation session before March patent trial

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2014 9:26 User comments (3)

Apple, Samsung CEOs to attend mediation session before March patent trial The chief executives of Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics have agreed to attend a mediation session in the coming weeks as they prepare to go to trial in a patent row.
The meeting will take place sometime between now and February 19, with only in-house lawyers accompanying Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Legal teams for both consumer electronics firms reportedly met on January 6 to discuss settlement opportunities.

The mediation agreement comes ahead of a trial showdown in March over Apple's claims that Samsung infringed its patents in the design of its Galaxy-branded mobile devices.

U.S. juries have so far awarded Apple around $930 million in damages in previous trials between the two.

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3 user comments

19.1.2014 9:57

Did Apple and MS ever pay Zerox for the GUI?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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210.1.2014 14:23

No, but Apple did have to pay Creative a small fortune for the technology they blatantly stole from them for the iPod. Apple suing Samsung is nothing but blatant hypocracy. Apple products may very well be innovative, but most of them are not original. All the current Smartphones got their roots from Palm and Blackberry. You don't see them suing anyone.

310.1.2014 14:46

Ever since we gained the ability to watch, speak and especially write, every new thing stands on the shoulders of what went before, current copyright law is the very definition of an ass.

When curved corners to a rectangular shape are agreed by judges to be somehow 'owned' and the basis of an infringement claim for substantial compensation you know something stinks.

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