Not Surprising: Apple and Samsung tried to settle over the weekend but failed

The jury is scheduled to start deliberating tomorrow, but Judge Lucy Koh was hopeful that both Samsung and Apple could cut a deal. Apparently both parties did attempt it over the weekend after Judge Koh asked the parties to simplify the dispute as well as ask the chief executives to talk it over one more time. Not surprisingly, nothing was resolved.

Both Apple and Samsung made a joint filing with the court that said, “The parties have met and conferred about case narrowing, but have not been able to narrow their cases further.”

I have to be honest with you. I’m glad they didn’t cut a deal. Lets find out if Samsung really did anything wrong here. I for one think that they were inspired by Apple, and not guilty of actually copying them. Unfortunately Apple owns patents that are ridiculous in itself, so Samsung could be found guilty. That would be very sad to me, and that’s not because I’m an Android fan. It’s because this type of thing happens in all industries, and I’m not sure why Apple thinks they are different from any other company out there. If things were the other way around, I wouldn’t want Apple to lose either. It’s just plain wrong.

source: businessweek


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Lost_Fan

    Everything in this article is BS. “…
    and that’s not because I’m an Android fan” BS. All anyone has to do is go back and read all your articles to see it’s BS.

    At least Apple blogs I follow try to be a bit more level. You don’t even try.

    “… I wouldn’t want Apple to lose either.” LIAR!!!!

    • phor11

      I’m not a huge fan of Apple either; but just like Robert, that’s not why I want them to lose.

      I want them to lose because we desperately need to jump-start patent reform. And this is just the sort of thing that could do it.
      A guilty verdict for Samsung will just open up a HUGE can of worms that is already cracked open. Look no further than Motorola suing Apple now to try to halt imports of all iphone and ipads to the US to see how quickly this is going to spiral out of control.

      If Apple ends up winning this case, the whole tech sector loses in the long run. Including Apple.