“A lawyer representing Proview International Holdings Ltd. in its dispute with Apple Inc. over the iPad trademark in China said he ‘hopes’ the U.S. company makes contact to begin settlement talks,” Edmond Lococo reports for Bloomberg. “Roger Xie said the two sides haven’t held any formal negotiations on the issue of which company owns the right to use the iPad brand in the world’s most populous nation.”
“Lawyers presented arguments for almost six hours yesterday at the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong before being asked by the three- judge panel if they wished to settle,” Lococo reports. “‘Up to now, we didn’t have any formal negotiations with Apple,’ Xie said in a telephone interview today. ‘I hope they will positively contact us and make an appointment with us about formal negotiations out of court. It would be useful.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: A cash infusion from Apple via
extortion“settlement,” has always been the goal of the Proview failures.
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