Court-ordered cage match between Apple, Samsung results in a draw
OK, so it wasn't a cage match, but the court-ordered meeting between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung chief Choi Gee-Sung resulted in a continued agreement to disagree. While the judge in the case had hoped that getting the two companies together would result in peace, love, and kittens throughout the universe, Apple and Samsung came to no agreement.
What does that mean? It means that Apple's still claiming that Samsung has stolen most of its industrial design for phones and tablets, and that Samsung is still peeved at Apple for allegedly stealing wireless transmission technology. It also means that the two companies will meet in court to fight this match to the finish, hopefully with Tim Cook delivering a tilt-a-whirl crossbody to Choi in the courtroom.
Apple has good reason not to play nice and come to terms with Samsung. So far, Apple hasn't lost an infringement claim to Samsung, and recently filed a new injunction request against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US. While Samsung will probably just redesign the Galaxy Tab slightly to avoid the injunction (as they did in Germany), a win by Apple would be vindication that Samsung has blatantly copied the look of various products and a plus going into the courtroom in the future.
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