After the war argument in court, Apple and Samsung finally asked for peace. Chief Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday, asking the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the two companies to discuss settlement options, conducted atleast once over the phone.
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Peace talks, said Koh, should be done before the trial moves to jurydeliberations next week. According to Koh,it is time to make peace, because of a dispute the two companies could have an impact on one or both sides.
“I see there is a risk for both parties if the jury had convicted,” said Koh, such as Apple Insider quoted by Reuters on Friday (17/08/2012).
As is known, in this patent dispute trial, Apple not only wants a ban on the sale of certain products Samsung is alleged to have violated the design of the iPhone and the iPad, but also damages reach $ 2,5 billion. Samsung also hit back with claims that some Apple products Apple has violated its wireless patents.
Furthermore, in line with the settlement talks, Koh once again asked the parties to narrow the case of each stage before reaching the jury. “If you all wantto stay beyond the limit, it is up to you,” said Koh, as expressed by a Reuters reporter named Dan Levine is in the courtroom.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung top executives actually have met to discuss settlement options when a court ordered mediation, but unfortunately, the meeting did not produce results.
In the second quarter Apple confrence call, Cook said he would rather settle the litigation,but at the same time if necessary also vowed he would maintain the company’s intellectual property.