In a first step towards acknowledging the patent wars that have been raging between Apple Inc.( NASDAQ:AAPL) and Android-power devices, Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) and Samsung executives are meeting to discuss the fallout of the patent legal battles.
According to a report in the Korea Times Samsung Electronics chief Shin Jong-Kyun will be meeting with Google’s Eric Schmidt this Thursday in Seoul.
The paper said that a Samsung executive confirmed the meeting although he did not say anything about the topics which were to be discussed.
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The report speculate that Apple was most likely to be the topic of conversation between the two companies since Apple's most virulent cases have been reserved for Samsung, which it has alleged has been copying the designs of its mobile devices.
In a recent trial between Apple and Samsung in a federal court in San Jose in the United States, the court ruled in favour of the Cupertino company and awarded it a billion dollars in damages saying that the Korean firm had copied its designs and infringed on its patents.
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The late Steve Jobs had gone on record to his biographer to say that Android was a copycat product.
Google has so far downplayed the disputes between Apple and Samsung saying that the patents under dispute did not relate to the core Android operating system.
Apple hasn’t ever directly attacked Google anywhere but the entire tech world is aware that these legal disputes between Apple and Android devices are a proxy war between the iPhone maker and the Internet search giant.
Google's Android is the most-used operating system in the world and the main rival to Apple's iOS.