Apple and Samsung are smartphones deep in something stupid like 20+ disputes across the world, encompassing the UK, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Germany and the US.
But it’s become apparent that one Steve Jobs (remember him?) initiated talks with Samsung in July 2010, before the lawyers were called in and everything went a bit mental.
That’s according to Richard Lutton, senior director and patent attorney at Apple, who was speaking at a court in Sydney. “Samsung is an important supplier with whom we have a deep relationship. We wanted to give them a chance to do the right thing,” explained Rich, who is no doubt very rich.
Apparently Steve was successful in getting a handful of Apple and Samsung big wigs together, but presumably they ended up throwing juice and yoghurt at each other, hence the incessant legal action we’re seeing now.
I reckon they should revisit Steve’s idea. Get a Subway platter in, some nice coffees, maybe some pick&mix, and just have a wee chat. Boo to lawyers.