There are plenty of manufacturers involved in patent wars across the globe, but two of the most belligerent brawlers are Apple and Samsung. The pair is currently scrapping it out across several continents.
However, despite vowing to kill each other to death, there’s evidence that both sides are beginning to soften.
The latest hint came from Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin, as he prepared to jet across to the States for yet another courtroom hearing.
"There is still a big gap in the patent war with Apple but we still have several negotiation options including cross-licensing," whispered Shin at Seoul airport, while dispensing his toiletries into a transparent bag.
Wow. Just a couple of months ago, Samsung was screaming: “No compromise!”
And while the late Steve Jobs vowed: “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this,” current Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has been singing an altogether different hymn.
During Apple’s Q2 earnings call, Cook sighed: "I've always hated litigation. I continue to hate it. I just want people to invent their own stuff. If we could get some kind of arrangement like that, I'd highly prefer to settle rather than battle.”
Team Shin and the Cook Crew will meet in court later today. Play nice, guys.