Last week, MMi reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung have been ordered by the judge in their ongoing trial to once again speak in hopes of reaching a settlement outside of the legal system.
Im going to make one more request that CEOs from both sides speak by phone, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said Wednesday. Its at least worth one more try, she added, stressing that its time for peace.
Just this morning, however, we learned that the mandated phone conversation between the two respective chiefs at Apple and Samsung may take place today - that's assuming it hasn't already. Bloomberg says that lawyers for both companies will promptly report back to the presiding judge later today once the latest powwow has ended.
Samsung is seeking as much as $399 million in royalties from Apple for infringing its patents, according to court testimony. Apple presented testimony that Samsung owed it $2.5 billion to $2.75 billion in damages.