Judge in Apple/Samsung trial says “it’s time for peace,” asks companies to try to settle

Ahead of the upcoming jury deliberations in the high-profile Apple/Samsung mobile device patent trial, AllThingsD reports that the Judge presiding over the case, Judge Koh, has asked Apple and Samsung executives to try to settle before deliberations begin. According to the report, both sides agreed to a telephone meeting outside of court.

Judge Koh noted to both sides of the trial that this high-profile case has surely demonstrated both Apple and Samsung’s thoughts on patents:

I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict,” Judge Lucy Koh said on Wednesday. She said that if the companies were just seeking to show the world they both have intellectual property positions relative to tablets and smartphones then “message delivered.”

AllThingsD provides another choice quote from Koh: “it’s time for peace.” (Image: AllThingsD)

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