According to FOSS Patents, the meeting has now been finalized between Tim Cook (Apple) and Gee-Sung Choi (Samsung) which is scheduled to take place in a San Francisco courthouse on May 21-22, 2012 starting on each day at 9:30 AM. While the talks will take place in a courthouse under the watchful eyes of Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Apple CEO Tim Cook has lately signaled that he prefers to settle when he can, but he has still argued that companies ought to stop copying, implying that legal action might not stop without a promise of changes from Samsung.
Following Foss Patents, both sides are currently facing off in 10 countries and while the idea of settlement talks sounds good, the odds are that neither side will talk candidly about how secure they feel about their case in front of a Judge and the opposition. It would be great if both tech titans could just bury the hatchet, but if one side doesn’t decide to take a giant leap forward, we wouldn’t bet on it happening. Ironically, Samsung remains a major source of parts for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, such as the A5 and A5X processors respectively, which makes you wonder how that part of the relationship continues to blossom.
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Source: FOSS Patents