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Apple and Samsung Settlement Talks Set for May

Apple and Samsung Settlement Talks Set for May

Posted April 28, 2012 at 10:17pm by iClarified · 10151 views
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As reported earlier, Tim Cook has already gone on the record to say that he would rather settle than battle and sit through litigation.

I've always hated litigation, and I continue to hate it," he replied. "We just want people to invent their own stuff. And so if we could get to some kind of arrangement where we could be assured that's the case and a fair settlement on the stuff that's occurred, I would highly prefer to settle versus battle. But it -- the key thing is that it's very important that Apple not become the developer for the world. We need people to invent their own stuff

Well it now seems that his statements will be put to the test, when Apple and Samsung meet in a few weeks for court-ordered settlement talks.

Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the conference on April 17, and now Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero has scheduled the talks for May 21-22, starting each day at 9:30 a.m. Pacific.

Cook's remarks indicate that Apple might try to agree on a settlement that would require Samsung to make changes to Android phones that make them look and feel so much like the iPhone. Florian Mueller, of FOSS Patents, claims that Cook's statements clearly show that "differentiation remains a priority objective for Apple."

While the date is scheduled for May 21-22, it could very easily get pushed back because of the current 50+ cases that are pending

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