The legal disputes between Apple and Samsung have been eye-grabbing in past and it is always interesting to see who will be the victor in a particular lawsuit.
With so many lawsuits pending, sometimes, Apple wins and sometimes Samsung wins. But these legal battles cost both Apple as well as Samsung, a lot of money. Thus, it is in their interest to come up with a settlement.
Just the way, two heads of state meeting to negotiate peace talks and end a bloody war, Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook is planning a tech summit of sorts with Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi. According to various reports, the two titans of technology will sit down together in San Francisco to participate in “moderated settlement talks.”
The meeting is generally scheduled to take place sometime within the next three months. Foss Patents revealed,
“Within 90 days, they will make another effort to settle their dispute. They will meet in a San Francisco courthouse for settlement talks that will be overseen by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero.”
If you are considering this a positive news where both sides want to meet and amicably resolve the dispute, you are wrong. Some online reports are saying that this settlement effort, is “semi-voluntary.” Judge Lucy Koh had ordered the parties to “comment on their availability for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) effort.”
In this situation, they both had to be cooperative: if only one of them had made the CEO available, the other one would have appeared to be less than constructive.
It remains to be seen whether Apple and Samsung would really be able to reach a settlement or not.