No resolution between Apple and Samsung CEOs at pre-trial mediation

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and mobile head Shin Jong-Kyun last Monday to hash out the two companies' patent dispute in court-directed talks, but disagreements on patent worth halted the discussion.

The mediation was seen as a last-ditch effort to find resolution before the a U.S. jury trial begins one week from Monday, but it seems the talks bore no fruit and are unlikely to result in an out-of-court settlement, reports Reuters.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the high-level discussion, which took place in the San Francisco area, said the parties couldn't agree on the value of each other's patents and are not expected to reach settlement before the jury trial begins next week.

Among the issues being argued in the California case are Apple design patents and standards essential patents from Samsung. According to the sources, Apple believes the deemed-essential patents should be valued lower due to fair and reasonable practice regulations. The source also claims Samsung feels it has a stronger portfolio of next-generation wireless technology, though it is unclear how these patents will factor into the trial.

Apple recently won a pair of injunctions against Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Nexus smartphone in late June. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied the South Korean electronics giant's two requests to stay the tablet sales ban but granted one for the handset in early July.



Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the Apple v. Samsung case has been trying to whittle down the number of claims asserted by each party which was at one point so numerous the judge refused to subject such "cruel and unusual punishment to a jury."

Last Monday's discussion was the second unsuccessful attempt at mediation from the two parties, the first being a meeting between Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung in May.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member


    Apple: "Stop copying our stuff."


     


    Samsung "??? ??? ???? ????."


     


    Apple "See you in court."

  • Reply 2 of 6
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    I was hoping that was "Stop copying our stuff." in Korean.

  • Reply 3 of 6
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    hill60 wrote: »
    Apple: "Stop copying our stuff."

    Samsung "?? ? ??? ??."

    Apple "See you in court."

    I corrected that for you. ????
  • Reply 4 of 6
    festerfeetfesterfeet Posts: 108member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung Vice Chairman Choi Gee-sung and mobile head Shin Jong-Kyun last Monday to hash out the two companies' patent dispute in court-directed talks, but disagreements on patent worth halted the discussion.

     


     

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    Hold on a second, I thought the consensus of this case was:


    1) Apple doesn't license it's non-essential patents as that's what Apple makes the experience so "Appley"


    2) Apple hasn't infringed on Samsung's patents as they have access through their contract with Qualcomm


    3) Samsung hasn't infringed on and Apple patents because they are not applicable to Samsung products


     


    If that is the situation how can they be negotiating and disagreeing over worth? Unless the situation is unravelling for either one or both parties who knows?


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  • Reply 5 of 6


    Cost them a washer and dryer sale this weekend.

  • Reply 6 of 6
    tooltalktooltalk Posts: 766member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    I corrected that for you. ????


     


    um..  ok, I'm not a Korean grammar nazi, but your sentence is incomplete. It should have been, 


     


    Samsung: ??? ??? ?????.

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