Court-Mediated Talks Between CEOs Of Apple & Samsung Remain Unproductive
As scheduled, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung met in San Francisco earlier this week for a court-moderated discussion, in an effort to settle the long-standing patent dispute between the two companies. Unfortunately, Tim Cook’s meeting with Choi Gee-sung failed to produce any productive results, which means that the U.S. case underway in California is now pretty much certain to proceed to trial, according to a report by The Korea Times (via Mac Rumors). While Apple has been silent on the talks, comments from Samsung officials indicate that no agreement has been made.
Quoting from the source:
The two technology giants could find no clear agreement through the talks, according to a Samsung official. Apple Korea declined to comment on the matter.
The patent battle is now headed for trial on June 27, despite both firm’s stated wish to avoid legal proceedings.
According to foreign media outlets, both technology giants held firm on their assertions: Samsung continued to demand Apple pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology and Apple insisted that Samsung copied its design in various products.
The report also points out that Samsung’s CEO will be returning to Korea on Friday, who will soon be meeting with company’s chairman Lee Kun-hee to discuss the talks.