Samsung and Apple Ready to Play nice?

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Samsung and Apple Ready to Play nice?
Could this be the end of the legal battles?

For what feels like the best part of the last few years, Samsung and Apple have constantly been at each others' throats, figuratively speaking of course, as lawsuit after lawsuit between the companies rolled in and out of courts, but the latest reports from Korea suggest that this may finally be about to change.

The story in the Korea Times is claiming that Apple may finally be tiring of the seemingly endless legal battles, and might be about to make a major change in the way the company protects its intellectual property. The report reads:

Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits

The article then quotes Florian Muller, a German patent blogger, who claims that a settlement could be reached as early as this summer, saying:

Apple'sagreement with Google shows that its management is looking for a face-saving exit strategy from Steve Jobs’ thermonuclear ambitions that were based on a totally unrealistic assessment of the strength of Apple’s patent portfolio.

Hopefully the two companies really can come to some sort of agreement, because it's abundantly clear that these constant threats (and follow-throughs) of legal action are serving only to throw spanners in the works of genuine innovation from both companies.



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