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Samsung CEO and Apple’s Tim Cook to Have Court-Requested Meeting, Could this Be An End to the Patent Wars?

A monumental moment is to take place in San Francisco, CA within the next 90 days. Samsung’s CEO/Vice Chairman Gee-Sung Choi and company are to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook and their panel of lawyers to discuss settlements of a few patent cases that are taking place across the globe. With U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero overseeing the meeting, these are the types of conversations we wish were streamed for the masses to view online. The meeting was requested by the court that is overseeing two ongoing patent battles that are taking place currently in California.

Technically, the meeting is completely optional and voluntary, but with neither party wanting the image of being uncooperative with the courts, both parties have agreed to the meeting. As explained by analysts, there is no guarantee the two companies will leave the meeting holding hands, but this is at least a step in the right direction.

Via: The Next Web

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    calling it now: “TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES”

  • yarrellray

    Actually Samsung CEO should ask Mr. Cook how does it feel to be SAMSUNGED year in and year out. Apple is just a sad company that has stopped innovating many years ago when HTC blew off their doors with the HTC EVO 4G. Now today with the GALAXY NOTE and GALAXY NEXUS on the market and upcoming GALAXY S3 due to arrive each day that goes by apple looks more crappy.

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Wait, so these guys are actually going to have a sit down chat?? Outside of court?

  • smellyfeet

    who the hell cares??

  • Blackmagick20

    Man…how can ANYONE argue Apple is better just looking at that side-by-side picture of the two phones?! One looks like it’s for anal retentive people…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    This feels errily like getting detention

  • Matt M Mercier

    And let us gingerly touch our tips.

  • Bionic

    I have one thing to say.  Fuckk Apple

    • Noyfb

      Apple sucks worse than a loose hooker after a busy weekend

  • New_Guy

    Please God, let it be the end…

  • MargaretNKinnley

    If you scream “the apocalypse is coming this year”, every year for 50
    years, even if it eventually comes, it doesn’t make you a prophet. Which
    is why Harold Camping is, and always shall be, dumb.

    http://goo.gl/KHMEd

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    They aren’t going to stop suing each other just because some Judge slaps their pee pees…

    • B Diggs82

      Haha you said pee pees

  • darkseider

    I see good things of this.  Let’s see.  After Steve “The megalomaniac” Jobs’ death, Tim Cook has done a LOT of positive things.

    1.  Dividends to stock holders
    2.  Stock buy back program
    3.  Possible 7″ iPad mini (rumors are REALLY STRONG now)
    4.  iPhone 5 w/ a complete redesign and 4″ screen (damned near confirmed)
    5.  Visited Foxconn and workers got raises (speaks for itself)

    Tim Cook may very well be what Apple has needed for a LONG time.  That being a CEO with common sense.

    • ocdtrekkie

      So… let’s see though:

      7″ iPad rumor has been going on REALLY STRONG (like WSJ-level articles) for years. It’s no more or less likely than it has been for the last few years. And most of those rumors lately are largely unfounded BGR posts. (NEVER TRUST BGR)
      The iPhone redesign was started under Jobs, just wasn’t finished, so is irrelevant to your statement. iPhone 5 won’t exist, and anyone who says it does is wrong. (Here’s why:)

      First, the 4S is the 5th iPhone. The next iPhone, if issued a number, as opposed to a numberletter thing, would be the iPhone 6. But most importantly… the iPad doesn’t have a number this year. iPods, iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, etc. all do not have numbers.

      Neither will the iPhone. There will simply be… the new iPhone.

      • darkseider

        Really?  Semantics on the iPhone numbering?  It is a redesign and that’s pretty much confirmed.  As for the 7″ iPad give it until October or so.  Way too many sources, including parts suppliers, are starting to cause rumblings.

        • ocdtrekkie

          There were parts suppliers two years ago. It’s entirely possible we’ll see one this year. But it’s not more likely than it existing last year, next year, or never. And if it comes out this year, it doesn’t prove you right.

          If you scream “the apocalypse is coming this year”, every year for 50 years, even if it eventually comes, it doesn’t make you a prophet. Which is why Harold Camping is, and always shall be, dumb.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Is this an appropriate time for me to request the one with teh more geebees?

          • 4n1m4L

            lulz

    • Butters619

      I really would like to see your sources to #4.  I’ve seen all the stuff about 7″ iPad on apple insiders, engadget, etc, but I have seen absolutely no proof of a 4″ iPhone. All I have seen is analyst predictions and people arguing why it would make sense.

    • Bionic

      4 inches is still too small, and………its still an iphone

      • Jake

        That’s what she said…

        • Rajit Ramani

          Haha its funny cuz its a sex joke! haaa

    • Billyrouth2000

      sorry to burst your bubble but I he iphone 5 is not going to be 4″ and that is all but confirmed.

    • slootiy

       yes, you got it

  • moelsen8

    smoke the peace pipe already and get it over with.  jesus.

    • Mike

       I don’t remember seeing Jesus ever quoted as saying that…

      • Pedro

        It’s part of the Lost Psalms.

  • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

    Wow, could Tim Cook be attempting to clean up some of Jobs’ douchebagness? 

  • SH

    “At one point in a trial back in October, Koh held both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the iPad over her head and asked the lawyers from Samsung and Apple to tell her which one was which. Court correspondent Dan Levine said that it “took them a while to do so.””

    LMAO!!! morons!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

      Hey, at several feet away, it’s harder to tell unless you see the back.  Didn’t take Samsung much to make a visually different design (see: the “lips” on the Galaxy Tab 2).

      • SH

        One looks like a giant iPhone, and the other like a flat black screen. I could tell them apart easily.

  • Destroythanet

    Seems like Cook is far more sensible than Jobs was. Good for him. Hopefully, this meeting will help minimize or even end all this patent war crap.

  • Mikel61101

    1st

    • T4rd

       Lol, 1st = 4th ;-)

      • Mikel61101

        stupid non-updating puter… lol

  • RedPandaAlex

    Someone is getting slapped in the face with a dueling glove.

    • http://twitter.com/CoolEpoet Ernie

       i was going to say the same thing.. Fight Club style.. get this over with.

  • T4rd

    They will all get to the meeting, sit down, then Tim Cook will roll down the projector panel and play this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

    • http://twitter.com/Devthecorleone Dev

      T4rd, that was hilarious! But good one! :)

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