Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Mediation and Settlement Talks on Patent Row

April 30, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

This is for those who were enjoying the patent war between Apple and Samsung from the galleries. The game will be soon over for you since the players have decided to meet each other to find an amicable solution out of the patent row deadlock as part of the federally mandated mediation.

From May 21st onwards, the top heads of Apple and Samsung will meet in San Francisco court for mediation and to seek a way to find any possible settlement plans.

If the gadget making juggernauts find an amicable way out, it will be the end of the much written patent row which has ran for almost a year and has grabbed media limelight very much, no need to mention scores of inspired patent suits.

However, if we make a stock take at this moment, it can be understood that any possible licensing agreement or a similar settlement reached by both the companies in this regard will end several patent suits, trademark disputes and other civil suits that has been filed between the spin offs and different national divisions of both the companies.

However, the patent row has not damaged the market potential of both the companies so far, except a ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, which they easily bypassed with the help of a slightly remodeled Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

Taking precaution to stop its new devices from ending up in soup again, Samsung has also added  those design changes to its later devices like Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, which brings along wider body and front facing speakers.

Well, we will have to wait to see, if Apple and Samsung will reach a settlement on the issue. Stay tuned till we bring it to you.

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