The attempt to goad Apple and Samsung into settling at least part of their ongoing patent dispute has apparently been fruitless.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun were asked by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh to discuss possible resolutions of their patent litigation, which is nearly in jurors' hands. However, that conversation failed to break the deadlock between the two companies.
"The CEOs did speak... [but] there was no resolution," Samsung counsel Kevin Johnson told Koh late this afternoon.
The court-mandated conversation was an 11th-hour attempt to settle the companies' high-stakes charges … Read more