Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over the Apple vs. Samsung trial, Wednesday had urged both sides to get together and try narrow their cases one last time. That conversation happened over the weekend, but to no one’s surprise, nothing got worked out, so the case will go to the jury this week.
“The parties have met and conferred about case narrowing, but have not been able to narrow their cases further.” That’s how this weekend’s joint filing signed by attorneys on both sides read.
This wasn’t the first time the sides had sat down for peace talks. Judge Koh had ordered the companies to meet back in May with the same hope of settlement in mind. In that meeting, both Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung and Apple CEO Tim Cook were both present as the companies met for two days of court-ordered mediation. Those talks also failed to bear fruit.
Bloomberg reports today, that the Apple and Samsung CEO’s will sit down for one last man-to-man today in an attempt to settle the suit before it goes to deliberations.