In a last-ditch effort to resolve the Apple-Samsung patent trial before it goes to the jury, the CEOs of both companies will have a conversation today over the phone, according the a report.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will talk to Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun over the phone to see if they can find some kind of middle ground before the high-stakes lawsuit is decided one way or the other, according to a Bloomberg report. The two companies' lawyers will then report to Judge Lucy Koh the results of the conversation, unnamed sources claim.
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It's not expected the conversation will be fruitful. The two companies sat down in private high-level talks, including the CEOs, in May, and they failed to settle the matter before it went to court. Although the report doesn't say so directly, it appears Koh may have ordered or requested today's phone call.
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Closing arguments in the trial are due Tuesday, and then the jury takes over. During the trial both companies traded accusations while revealing strategy and product information that is usually kept under wraps. Just last week, the judge said Apple's lawyers had to be "smoking crack" if they really wanted to call all the witnesses they had planned to.
One document was particularly damning to Samsung's case, showing how the company had compared its Galaxy phones to the iPhone and concluded that, in order to offer customers a better experience, the Galaxy phone should emulate much of the iPhone's functionality.
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