You’d think that after so many lawsuits, embargoes, and the ironic fact that both Apple and Samsung are partners, each company would reach an amicable settlement to the continuous patent disputes that haunt them, and yet, the soap opera continues. We remember the news of a Judge ruling for both leaders of each company to meet and try to resolve the patent disputes that they’re dealing with. Both CEOs met last week according to the mandate, but it seems that the problems continue.
According to ZDNet Korea, lawyers from both sides met on January 6th to prepare the mediation, and then company executives and counselors met last week to finalize the agreement. Sadly though, even though details are not provided, it’s confirmed that there were no agreements by either of the parties affected.
The trial is now set for March 31st and we’re already hearing that both Phill Schiller, Apple’s Marketing VP and even former VP of iOS, Scott Forstall will be testifying. Apple has already defeated Samsung once in court, so let’s see how things end-up in this new drama episode.