“A federal district court judge on Tuesday asked Apple and Samsung to hold talks one more time before a new patent infringement trial is scheduled to kick off in March,” Shara Tibken reports for CNET.
“Judge Lucy Koh, speaking before jury selection in a retrial of a separate suit Apple filed against Samsung, told attorneys for the companies that she would like them to try to reach a settlement and that she would prefer the companies’ CEOs participate in the talks,” Tibken reports. “‘I ask that before March, there be one last, or additional, attempt to see if you can resolve these cases,’ she said. She prefaced the request by saying to the attorneys for Apple and Samsung that ‘you don’t have to laugh at me, but even my chambers laughs at me when I mention settlement.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Ditz, you have to know there will be no settlement, unless you’re smoking crack.
“The parties agreed they will have a proposal for talks by January 8. Koh noted she was disappointed it will take that long but agreed to the date,” Tibken reports. “Koh made the comments at a retrial related to damaged owed to Apple by Samsung. The trial kicked off Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose. It’s slated to last about six days before the case is turned over to the jury for deliberation.”
Read more in the full article here.
Judge Lucy Koh asks Apple’s attorneys if they’re ‘smoking crack’ – August 16, 2012
Judge urges Apple and Samsung to settle ahead of verdict – August 15, 2012