Shocker: Apple and Samsung agree to nothing during their two-day forced summit
A couple days ago, we updated you on the ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple with Reuters reporting Samsung chief JK Shin was considering cross-licensing options ahead of court moderated settlement talks between Apple and Samsung scheduled for May 21. While it is not much of a surprise to anyone following the case, The Korea Times reported today that a Samsung official confirmed no agreement was reached during the two-day summit:
Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun, head of the firm’s mobile division, left Seoul Sunday for the United States to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook by order of the Northern District Court of California, in an attempt to settle the patent fight without going into costly legal proceedings… The two technology giants could find no clear agreement through the talks, according to a Samsung official. Apple Korea declined to comment on the matter.
According to the report, the ongoing patent battle and trial in California is scheduled to continue June 27. As for what was discussed at the meeting…
According to foreign media outlets, both technology giants held firm on their assertions: Samsung continued to demand Apple pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology and Apple insisted that Samsung copied its design in various products.