Settlement Talks Between Apple and Samsung Scheduled for May 21-22

Last week, we reported that Apple and Samsung CEOs were to meet for settlement talks over patent issues. The battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on for a while now, and it isn’t pretty.

Now, FOSS Patents reports that a U.S. Judge has scheduled court-moderated settlement talks between Apple and Samsung. These talks will take place between May 21-22 in San Francisco, California, in an effort to resolve a legal dispute that now consists of 50 lawsuits across 10 countries. Judge Joseph C. Spero will moderate the talks because he is not directly involved with the lawsuit.

Last week, during Apple’s conference call, Tim Cook said that he would “highly prefer” to settle Apple’s lawsuits against its competitors, though he also ensured that he is committed protecting the company’s intellectual property

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will represent the company and general counsel Bruce Sewell, while Samsung would send representatives from the parent company including CEO Gee-Sung Choi.

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