Apr 172012
 

Tim Cook and the representatives of Samsung, including Gee-Sung Choi, its Vice Chairman and CEO, are set to meet in a San Francisco court to discuss settlement, according to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.

This will happen within the next 90 days. The meeting was ‘requested’ by Judge Lucy Koh, of the Northern District Court who is presiding over two lawsuits that the Samsung and Apple are fighting in California.

Apple and Samsung told the court the following, after the request had been made to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference:

“As directed by the Court, Apple and Samsung are both willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference with Judge Spero as mediator. At Apple, the chief executive officer and general counsel are the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Apple during the upcoming settlement discussions. At Samsung, the chief executive officer and general counsel are also the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Samsung during these settlement discussions.”

The two representatives will be bringing their general counsels as well.

Remember that, as this is basically a court ordered session, it’s likely to be used as a place for both sides to pontificate about why they feel that settling, or not settling, is in their best interests, rather than for any real resolution to take place.

[via engadget]

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