Apple and Samsung executives reportedly in talks to settle legal battle

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| June 20, 2011

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Apple and Samsung's patent lawsuit has only been going on for a little over two months, which is pretty short compared to some other tech legal battles, but the two companies have still been able to throw quite a few punches during that time. According to a report from Reuters, though, Apple and Samsung executives may be in talks to resolve the issue without any further legal action. During a hearing on Friday, Judge Lucy Koh pointed out that Samsung and Apple are close business partners and asked, "Can't we all just get along here?" In response, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny said that the suit had gotten the attention of high-level execs at both firms and that they're both currently meeting. When a Samsung spokesman was asked about the talks, though, he said, "We are unaware of any meetings or discussions between the two sides over this matter."

It's kind of surprising to hear that Apple and Samsung may be meeting to try settle their dispute considering how heated it's been, but as Judge Lucy Koh points out, it would make sense for the two companies to hash things out considering how much they've worked together in the past. Whether or not anything comes of the talks remains to be seen, but we'll let you know when we hear more. Stay tuned!

Via FierceWireless, Reuters