Despite Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and Samsung CEO, Choi Gee-sung, meeting earlier this week to try and come to a settlement regarding the long-running patent disputes which both firms have equally been involved in over the past several months, The Korea Times this afternoon reports that the two technology firms have failed to reach final settlement.
“The widely anticipated two-day meeting, [which took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week], between chief executives of Samsung and Apple yielded no agreement between the parties mired in a hot legal dispute over copyright infringements,” reports the paper.
Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun, head of the firm’s mobile division, left Seoul Sunday for the United States to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook by order of the Northern District Court of California, in an attempt to settle the patent fight without going into costly legal proceedings.
Despite Cook and Gee-sung’s reported best efforts, however, the firms concluded that there was “no clear agreement” which could immediately end the litigation.
As a result of this, a court-ordered trial between both of the smartphone manufacturers is now expected to take place, this June – a Samsung official hinted.