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Judge tells Apple and Samsung CEOs to hug it out before jury vote

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The latest from the big Apple vs. Samsung intellectual property legal fight is that the case isn’t ready to be judged by a group of peers.

The two companies are currently locked into a highly publicized legal battle over intellectual properties related to mobile devices. Basically, Apple claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs/phones (and other devices) are ripping off the iPad/iPhone, which Samsung naturally denies. Aside from unleashing numerous prototypes, the trial has amounted to both sides arguing over what’s different about each others rectangle-screened devices.

Today, judge Lucy Koh is asking the CEOs of both companies to meet one final time before the case gets sent to a jury for deliberation.

“I don’t mean to waste their time,” Koh said, adding that it’s in the best interests of both sides to trim down their arguments and reduce the number of claims.

Apple and Samsung have agreed to meet, but given the 90-minute opening statements from the companies when the trial began, I’m not sure how much will actually get accomplished.

Via The Verge

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