Previously we reported that Apple and Samsung were finally in self-proposed talks to mediate their differences instead of continuing to fight things out in court. Unfortunately, those talks failed and now only the Courts can decide what happens next.
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Perhaps it was all just a publicity stunt to milk this thing for all of its worth one last time, and there never were any "real" negotiations. Regardless, the final pre-trial conference is set for March 5th before the main event begins on March 31st. From the look of things, Samsung is likely to loose this final fight, but the outcome won't matter much in the end.Samsung co-CEO JK Shin and Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly were not able to reach an agreement during their discussions, which took place in the US last week. The meeting itself was shrouded in secrecy. Many believed it would not occur until closer the February 19th deadline to reach a mediated settlement, but those close to the matter indicate Shin has no plans to travel to the United States before that date.
At this point, Samsung has already made massive profits becoming the number one (by volume) smartphone manufacturer in the world. The devices from the original suit many years ago hardly matter, and even if newer devices are added to the list, Samsung has become adept at working around any infringements. The amount Samsung will need to pay out for the final court rendering is a small sum compared to their overall volume of profit.