“Apple and Samsung clashed in a second day of hearings in an Australian court Thursday,” Darrell Etherington reports for GigaOM. “At issue are three patents that Apple holds and claims Samsung infringed upon with the design of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.”
“Apple’s lawyers revealed during the proceedings that Steve Jobs attempted personally to avoid a legal battle between the two companies, and Samsung made a concession that could lead to hardware design compromises in the Australian market,” Etherington reports. “Apple executive Richard Lutton (who was reported to be leaving Apple earlier this year) provided evidence that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs approached Samsung during summer 2010 in an attempt to avoid conflict between the two companies, which maintain a significant supply-side relationship.”
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