Judge urges peace between Apple and Samsung
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh / 5 years ago
Judge Lucy Koh who oversaw the $1bn award over patents for Apple against Samsung, has asked both of them to get along during their next court hearing.
After 3 hours of arguments about Samsung infringing Apple smartphone’s designs, the judge asked both parties “When is this case going to resolve?”. This was soon followed by laughter from many journalists who have been following up on the cat-fight between two tech giants.
But Judge Koh responded to that laughter by saying,“ I’m not joking . . . I’ve said this all along. I think it’s time for global peace… If there is any way this court can facilitate some sort of resolution, I’d like to do that. I think it would be good for consumers and good for the industry.”
Meanwhile, Samsung’s legal council says that the company is willing to talk, but the ball is in Apple’s court. On the other hand, Apple’s legal representative says that the billion dollar fine is nothing more than a slap on the wrist and the court needs to establish a line.
Source: The Financial Times