As Samsung takes the stand and begins to make its case in Apple v. Samsung, the judge presiding over the trial has asked the CEOs of both companies to meet to possibly resolve their differences out of court before the jury begins deliberating.
“It’s time for peace,” Judge Lucy Koh said to the court. “I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict.”
With the trial in its third week, and closing arguments expected by Tuesday, Judge Koh said that if the intent of both parties was prove to the world that “there is (intellectual property) in their devices then mission accomplished”.
Executives from the two companies have met before in pre trial deliberations, but to no avail.
During proceedings on Wednesday, Samsung brought its lead designer to the stand to testify that Samsung was beginning work on tablets pre-iPad.
Through a translator, industrial designer Jin Soo Kim said that he began work on the industrial design of Samsung’s tablet line in October 2009.
As proof Samsung showed an internal email thread to the court from January 2010 that contained a number of mockup sketches.
Mr. Kim was asked during cross examination if he had ever copied designs from Apple.
“I have not,” he responded.
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