Judge calls for ‘global peace’ between Apple and Samsung

By , Dec 7, 2012

Call it a Rodney King moment, or a holiday Hail Mary, but one California judge is asking long-time judicial combatants Apple and Samsung to play nice. Apparently, the idea went over like last year’s fruitcake. Judge Lucy Koh Thursday made the plea as the two rivals met for an appeal hearing where the South Korean smartphone maker objected to its $1.05 billion patent-infringement fine and Apple argued the penalty should be increased…

“I think it’s time for global peace”, Koh told the two parties, according to the FT.

If there is any way this court can facilitate some sort of resolution, I’d like to do that. I think it would be good for consumers and good for the industry.

It isn’t clear whether lawyers for either side responded directly to Koh’s request.

However, Samsung did score some points with the court when it argued the penalty’s calculation should be based on a device-by-device ruling of the jury’s decision.

While Apple urged Koh to dismiss such a notion, she reportedly called the Samsung request “appropriate”. At another point, the smartphone maker said the jury’s decision should be set-aside, calling into question the impartiality of the foreman, Velvin Hogan.

For it’s part, Apple called the $1 billion penalty against Samsung a “slap on the wrist,” arguing the court should tack on $500 million.

Koh said she would rule on the appeal “at a later date”, according to TechCrunch.

Keep your eyes peeled as iDB continues to update you on the latest in the Apple v. Samsung saga.

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  • jose castro

    no peace only blood hahaha jk ;P

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yeah blood and lame boring iphone upgrade…lolo

  • Gino

    Love the judge

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    both companies are lame right now so they are more interested in lame court cases than great new products

    • Dan

      Imo, I think that Samsung products are on the right track. Apple is not impressing me as of late.

      • Shadowlink

        Same here thats why I just sold my iphone 5 yesterday and got the note 2, dont know if ill ever go back..

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        ^^^um i will never go to lame android and samsung… ever… but i will also never use a non gal broken IOS device.. so my iPhone 5 is a ipod touch and i still use my iphone4S every day as a iPhone..lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

        You isheeps are spoiling apple. I’m sure apple have lot of innovation and projects going on in the lab. But they wont give to consumers right now because they know people will buy their product even with tiny half an inch upgrade.
        People should stop buying their product if there is not much of an upgrade then its predecessor. When apple will realise their magic is fading away then they’ll start making a good upgrade to their product.

      • http://twitter.com/yashgorana Yash Gorana

        iSheeps !

        i think samsung should rather invent new stuff rather than copying apple. before apple they were just home appliance company.

      • Dan

        I went with GS3 and love it. Unless iphone 6 is a major improvement, I will not go back to Apple (speaking of phones).

      • Lordthree

        Bigger screens? More plastic? Yawn

      • Dan

        I’ll admit the plastic kinda sucks, but mine is in a case so it doesn’t really show. Imo, a bigger screen was important since I watch a lot of videos on it. Being able to customize and theme is a plus as well. I find Apple boring tbh, it’s either their way or the highway, I took the highway.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

        I can’t understand why does people not know the benefit of bigger screen. Have you never felt a lack of workspace in an iphone. I always wish i had a larger screen.
        When i play fifa13 in an iphone i have to move forward from upper part of the screen. Because if i move forward from downside my thumb blocks the player and ball most of the time.
        When i do some art on sketchbook app i have to zoom so many times. I have to draw small part at a time because of very little workspace. (for this i wish i have something like s-pen) drawing fine art with finger takes lot of time.
        Apps like iphoto is useless in these tiny screen. It works great in ipad.
        Watching movies in bigger screen is always better than tiny ones.
        There are whole lot of other powerfull apps that needs bigger display.

      • Lordthree

        Big screens are got tablets. Phones should be sleek and small and not huge, gaudy, ficher-price crap.

      • TriguyRN

        I think the plastic has a nice rubber and expensive feel.

  • Falk M.

    Jesus H Christ. I’m beyond sick of this.
    The day I hear about them being done with each other is the day I’ll throw a HUGE party.
    FFS really…

    • http://twitter.com/piyushr21 Piyush

      Add me in it

  • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

    End the war… Yes, Apple kills Samsung = Peace.

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    I hope this happens; that way, Crapple will be forced to build something new, otherwise, watch Samesung eat it’s market launch with top notch tech.