Apple CEO and Samsung CEO to Meet for Moderated Settlement Talks

Apple CEO and Samsung CEO to Meet for Moderated Settlement Talks

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Samsung CEO Geesung Choi, and the company's chief lawyers have agreed to meet in San Francisco for moderated settlement talks, according to FOSS Patents.

The settlement effort is described as semi-voluntary since Judge Lucy Koh ordered the companies to comment on their availability for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) effort. In order to appear cooperative both companies made their CEO available for talks that will be moderated by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero.

Apple and Samsung said:

"As directed by the Court, Apple and Samsung are both willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference with Judge Spero as mediator. At Apple, the chief executive officer and general counsel are the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Apple during the upcoming settlement discussions. At Samsung, the chief executive officer and general counsel are also the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Samsung during these settlement discussions."

Judge Koh then ordered:

"The parties have indicated that they are willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference ('MJSC'). ECF No. 873. Therefore, the parties are hereby referred to an MJSC with Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero with a 90-day deadline. As the parties have indicated in their joint statement, the chief executive officer and general counsel of Apple and the chief executive officer and general counsel of Samsung shall appear and participate at the MJSC."

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Apple CEO and Samsung CEO to Meet for Moderated Settlement Talks

Apple CEO and Samsung CEO to Meet for Moderated Settlement Talks

mohsenmehrvarz - April 18, 2012 at 4:57am
I think it's a big advertise for SAMSUNG.
Russell - April 18, 2012 at 4:21am
Apple sure is busy with all the litigation being hurled at them. Tomorrow they have a Case Management Conference for their "No Poach" conspiracy case. http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/26/apple-google-consipracy/
Kornmehl - April 18, 2012 at 4:32am
Yes, indeed. I can see Apple completely crumbling over the next five to ten years. Hooray!
Kornmehl - April 18, 2012 at 3:41am
Hopefully they will negotiate in better faith with Samsung than they have with Australia.
... - April 18, 2012 at 3:17pm
@Geoffrey: You just took the words right out of my mouth. For that, I thank you. Exactly why you've seen fit to masquerade as me though, when it's pretty clear to all and sundry that you despise my very name is however not quite so clear. Care to explain?
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