Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Samsung, Apple U.S. Settlement Talks in U.S. Set for May

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are scheduled to meet next month for settlement talks in their patent dispute with a U.S. judge reiterating that chief executive officers from both companies must attend.

The settlement conference is set for May 21 and 22 at 9:30 a.m. local time in a San Francisco courthouse, according to an order from Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero. Nam Ki Yung, a Seoul-based Samsung spokesman, confirmed the order, while Steve Park, a Seoul-based spokesman for Apple, declined to comment.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose on April 17 ordered the CEOs of both companies to attend the conference. Apple claims Samsung’s 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, among other products, infringe its patents. In December, Koh ruled against Apple’s request to block Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung from selling the phone and tablet in the U.S. The order followed an Australian court ruling that lifted an injunction barring sales in that country.

Spero ordered each side to prepare a settlement conference statement, outlining the dispute, an evaluation of the parties’ likelihood of winning and their positions on a settlement.

“The more candid the parties are, the more productive the conference will be,” Spero said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Shinhye Kang in Seoul at skang24@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Tighe at mtighe4@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.