/// Judge Asks Apple and Samsung CEOs To Again Try to Make Peace

August 15, 2012  |  All Things Digital

The federal judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung patent trial on Wednesday asked the chief executives of both companies to meet one last time to see if some sort of settlement might be reached. “I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict,” Judge Lucy Koh said on Wednesday. She said that if the companies were just seeking to show the world they both have intellectual property positions relative to tablets and smartphones then “message delivered.” She also noted that if what the parties were seeking is an external valuation of their portfolios that they are also getting that from trial courts worldwide. “It’s time for peace,” she said. Attorneys for both companies agreed to at least a telephone meeting between the two companies. Executives for both sides have previously met, to no avail, at the court’s direction. Apple is suing Samsung for infringing on patents and designs related to the iPhone and iPad and seeking more than $2.5 billion in damges. Samsung denies those charges and has counter-sued Apple for patent infringement

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