We may be nearing the end of the whole Samsung / Apple patent war, as a U.S. Judge, Lucy Koh, has order the two companies to meet with a Magistrate and try and discuss a possible settlement. Samsung and Apple have both agreed to meet, with Tim Cook (and his general counsel) representing Apple and CEO Choi Gee-sung (and his legal team) representing Samsung.
The companies have 90 days to comply, if they fail to come to an agreement, then each company must submit a streamlined version of their claims and defenses and the Judge will take over.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this case, Apple filed suit first claiming Samsung blatantly ripped off their design of the iPhone for their Samsung’s Galaxy S line. Not to be outdone, Samsung counter-sued Apple claiming the Cupertino company violated several of their patents.
If you’re like us here at TechHog, you’ll be glad you no longer have to hear more on this ridiculous corporate tantrum.