U.S. Judge Forces Apple, Samsung Into Settlement Talks -
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Is the war on Android about to come to an epic conclusion? It's possible. On Tuesday U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who has been presiding over the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuits in the Northern District of California, referred Apple and Samsung to a San Francisco-based magistrate judge after Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung agreed to participate in settlement talks.
Judge Koh, seemingly annoyed with the bickering between the two parties, ordered both companies to comment on their availability for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) effort. In this situation, neither party is required to attend the negotiations. However if one agrees to send a CEO and the other doesn't, the latter party appears to be "less than constructive."