Steve Jobs Contacted Samsung in 2010 to Resolve Apple Patent Dispute

Apple vs. Samsung

As we all know by now, Apple and Samsung are in a patent battle. According to a new report from Bloomberg today, reveals that Steve Jobs was said to have contacted Samsung in July of 2010, initiating negotiations between the two companies, Apple attorneys told an Australian court this week. However, Jobs was no longer involved once the actual talks over Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone began.

This effort proved to be unsuccessful, which caused Apple to file mutiple patent lawsuits against Samsung. Since April, Apple has accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. Samsung fired back with its own lawsuits, which caused the two companies to be involved in lawsuits that spread across four continents. ¬†Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung agreed to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction is being considered by the court.

“Samsung is an important supplier with whom we have a deep relationship,” Apple patent attorney, Richard Lutton, reportedly said in court on Thursday. “We wanted to give them a chance to do the right thing.”

Clearly, Samsung isn’t copying Apple.

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