This is starting to look like The Immortals, because of only one can remain : we are on the last day of trials in the big patent battle between Apple and Samsung , and none of the CEOs of the two companies have agreed to reach an agreement even if truces are granted to talk and negotiate. And as I write these lines, both fronts are preparing to declare in the last session.
That’s how succinct Samsung lawyer Kevin Johnson’s statement was in one of the sessions:
This is bad news, because these last-minute negotiations were going to serve to calm down the fumes and try to agree on a solution that would benefit the two technological giants as much as possible. That makes the sanctions between the two companies likely to be harsher, or at least the relations will get worse . It does not look very good for an Apple that depends on Samsung to manufacture its components and a Samsung that depends on Apple products to earn part of its profits.
Today all statements end with the session in which Apple and Samsung will make their final arguments, and it will only be left to Judge Lucy Koh to determine who gets what. Tomorrow the jury’s deliberations begin , so it should not take long to receive a detailed sentence. The good news is that, no matter what the sanctions are, this to-and-fro of patent trials will finally be over. For now, of course.