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[MacRumors] Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Court-Moderated Settlement Talks over Patent Issues

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FOSS Patents reports that the chief executives of Apple and Samsung, along with their respective general counsels, will meet within the next 90 days at a San Francisco courthouse for a court-moderated discussion aimed at settling the long-standing patent dispute between the two companies. As outlined in a joint statement before the court:
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As directed by the Court, Apple and Samsung are both willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference with Judge Spero as mediator. At Apple, the chief executive officer and general counsel are the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Apple during the upcoming settlement discussions. At Samsung, the chief executive officer and general counsel are also the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Samsung during these settlement discussions.

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Hopefully they'll come to some kind of agreement and these patent wars will be over.
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Finally.
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Unfortunately, I don't think this will accomplish anything.

The only way this is going to end it is if both sides agree to drop everything. Neither company will be willing to pay the other royalties, or licensing fees.

With lawyers involved, I don't see either side agreeing to drop everything.
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