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Submission + - Apple and Samsung ordered talks fail - Trial date set (arstechnica.com)

Fluffeh writes: "Apple and Samsung just can't come to an agreement, even when the two CEO's are court ordered to hash it out over a two day period. US Judge Judy Koh had ordered the sit down prior to court proceedings between the two giants, but the talks resulted in nothing more than each side confirming it's position. Although Apple CEO Tim Cook said "I've always hated litigation and I continue to hate it" he also said "if we could get to some kind of arrangement where we'd be assured [they are inventing their own products] and get a fair settlement on the stuff that's occurred." Perhaps Tim is worried that Samsung is still the primary component supplier for mobile products, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or perhaps Apple has bitten off more than it really wants to chew with the litigation between the two getting to truly epic and global proportions."
Patents

Submission + - Apple Vs Samsung - 1 Year Review: 50 Filings and 10 Countries (cnet.com)

Fluffeh writes: "Around a year after the initial Apple Vs Samsung (Apple claimed that Samsung copied the "Look and Feel" of the iPad and iPhone) case, it seems that neither side is calling Uncle, and both giants seem to have more than enough lawyers to fill plenty of courtrooms. The current tally is over 50 filings across 10 countries since this started according to patent expert Florian Mueller. Although Apple and Samsung are due in court for settlement talks in front of a Judge later this month, neither side is backing down much. This review also shows just how complicated, and how ferocious these disputes can get when two behemoths are butting heads."

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