Apple and Samsung have been dueling so long in court that they must’ve forgotten that they’re actually big partners, important for each other. Now they’re about to reach some sort of agreement, since both companies agreed to go to mediation to resolve their patent beef.
On May 21st and the 22nd, the companies will meet in a San Francisco court to discuss the way they’re going to handle the situation. They’re required to provide statements saying how they believe they should win their cases. Magistrate judge Joseph J. Spero will preside over the settlement talks at the court and the mediation process and statements from parties are supposed to be totally confidential. Both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-sung agreed to get to the talking point.
I have to remind you that a while ago Apple accused Samsung of copying its tablet and phone design through the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S series and since then the companies have attacked each other in a lot of international courts. After that Samsung countersued Apple, saying that the iPhone infringes 10 of its patents. I guess we’re less than a month away from the conclusion of the scandal… maybe!