The patent war between Apple and Samsung has been going on for almost a year now. The war has been into numerous court rooms in all the continents. But now, there are chances that the war may finally come to an end. How? Well, the U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, has ordered on Monday that the big heads of both Apple and Samsung arrange a face to face meeting soon enough and settle the issue among themselves.
I guess, wildly, that all the judges who have had to hear the petitions are already either bored or irritated of hearing about these patent violations of each company over and over again. So, to avoid this, have ordered a mutual settlement or agreement of the two companies. If you look into the history of the two companies, and to some extent even the present, both Samsung and Apple do great amount of business with each other.
Apple is one of the major, or “the major” buyer of Samsung’s parts for its mobile devices – the iPhone and the iPad. But keeping this business relationship aside, the Cupertino giant has sued Samsung over various patents. If you are new to this story and are wondering what is this about, Apple has sued Samsung in different parts of the world for “slavishly copying” the designs of its devices. You need to dig a bit deep into the history of the patents to know more about this.
Now, Samsung CEO Choi-Gee-sung and Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet for settlement talks before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero in San Francisco. This meeting has to be done within 90 days, or three months from Monday, according to the order by Lucky Koh.
Steve Jobs thought that beating Android and its users is the best solution to make his creation, the iOS, the master of the mobile operating system. But the new Apple CEO, Tim Cooks, seems to have a different opinion on this. Will we be talking more on this in the coming months? Or will this war finally end? This is yet to be seen.