Apple has asked Samsung this week “not clone over their devices.” Both companies are in negotiations right now to avoid further legal battles over patents. In March they will face a new trial should occur both companies, but it seems that Apple and Samsung executives want to end, once and for all, with all kinds of litigation. The terms of any agreement that may come to be stated in a legal document to be presented before Judge Lucy Koh, who has been handling the case since summer 2012.
Apple has added a new clause to the negotiations this week with Samsung and, for the company, is one of the most important: “Samsung can not clone our products.” In the trial that has pitted the two companies in recent years, it was determined that, indeed, Samsung had tried to copy the designs of the iPhone in their products, so Apple wants to prevent not only Samsung copy the intellectual property of their patents, but also wants to prevent clone design their devices.
Although the legal team of Samsung and Apple are carrying out the terms of the agreement, we have clues that the CEOs of both companies are also in contact and is not the first time, as Judge Lucy Koh urged them to reach an agreement last year before it was unveiled the judgment of the jury. By then, after two days of intense talks, the CEOs of Apple and Samsung could not close a deal.
Hopefully this time is different.