Judge Lucy Koh, the judge that is mediating the patent infringement settlement talks between Apple and Samsung, has set the date to May 21st and May 22nd in San Francisco. Samsung and Apple’s CEOs and chief counsels will be in San Francisco rather than the full trial San Jose venue. The two companies will have to produce statements by May 9th with “a candid evaluation of the parties’ likelihood of prevailing on the claims and defenses.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook has indicated recently that they are interested in settling, but he still argued that companies should stop copying from each other. Samsung vowed “no compromise” with Apple even though all of their lawsuits have been countersuits.
Samsung and Apple now have 50 lawsuits against each other across 10 countries.