Samsung and Apple CEOs chat, resolves nothing

The leaders of Samsung and Apple got together for a telephone conference on Monday, in a last ditch effort to solve the legal battle that has culminated in both companies fighting it out in a court room in San Jose, California.

However, the chat between Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun with Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't make any progress. Reuters reports that in court on Monday, Samsung's attorney Kevin Johnson told US District Court Judge Lucy Koh that while the leaders behind two of the biggest technology companies did talk over the phone, nothing was resolved.

Apple has claimed Samsung stole Apple's patented iPhone and iPad designs and copied them to make the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and their Galaxy Tab tablets. Samsung's main counter-argument is that Apple had taken design ideas from other companies and used them for making the iPhone and iPad.

Monday's last attempt at a settlement effort means that the final decision in this case will be up to the jury members in the San Jose courtroom. Apple and Samsung will make their closing arguments in the case later today and the jury will likely start their deliberations on Tuesday as well.

Source: Reuters
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I feel that Samsung has a stronger case than Apple, regardless of who has a better product. Neither are remotely similar - so can the jury vote a draw?

srbeen said,
I feel that Samsung has a stronger case than Apple, regardless of who has a better product. Neither are remotely similar - so can the jury vote a draw?

What about the internal memos from Samsung basically stating "make them look like the iPhone".

Samsung's main counter-argument is that Apple had taken design ideas from other companies and used them for making the iPhone and iPad.

So basically... "Yeah we did but they did it first!" *points*

Neowin, please stop using _any_ stockimages. They look really out of place and cheapen any article they've appeared in.

Was it so hard to photoshop the images of both companies' CEO's? One on the right the other on the left with a white bar between them?

S_Herbie said,
That would depend on who owns the images of the CEOs...

I'm pretty sure there are CC-licensed pictures floating around the net.

Coolicer said,

I'm pretty sure there are CC-licensed pictures floating around the net.

If they are CC images does that mean they cannot be edited (i.e. photoshop the images of both companies' CEO's One on the right the other on the left with a white bar between them)?

S_Herbie said,

If they are CC images does that mean they cannot be edited (i.e. photoshop the images of both companies' CEO's One on the right the other on the left with a white bar between them)?

Depends on the license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

But usually people put their pictures up with least restricting CC license on the net. Stuff like Flickr licenses all the pictures on the site under CC. Plus I'm pretty sure that pictures of the CEO's are freely available to the press by both companies.