FOSS Patents reports that Apple and Samsung will soon partake in court ordered settlement negotiations here in the US ahead of their pending July court date centering on Apple’s allegation that a multitude of Samsung products infringe upon numerous Apple patents.
Apple and Samsung both indicated the following to the court:
“As directed by the Court, Apple and Samsung are both willing to participate in a Magistrate Judge Settlement Conference with Judge Spero as mediator. At Apple, the chief executive officer and general counsel are the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Apple during the upcoming settlement discussions. At Samsung, the chief executive officer and general counsel are also the appropriate decision-makers, and they will represent Samsung during these settlement discussions.”
So it looks like we have a CEO showdown taking place.