Awkward phone call from South Korea to Cupertino
Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over the Apple vs. Samsung case, asked that the CEOs of both companies give it one more shot before their case is sent off for a jury to decide. A lawyer on Samsung’s team confirmed that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Kwan Oh Hyun did speak but were unable to come to any resolution.
As testimony in the trial drew to a close, Koh asked that the CEOs talk, and said she was “pathologically optimistic” they could settle claims over patents for smartphones and tablet computers.
Here’s what I imagine how the phone call went:
TIM COOK: Siri, get Kwan Oh Hyun on the horn
SIRI: dialing Kwan Oh Hyun
KWAN OH HYUN: Is that you Tim?
COOK: Um hmm.
HYUN: Fantastic! Please, you go first.
HYUN: 90 degree angles!
HYUN: Talking device!
BOTH: See you when the jury comes back from deliberating. Bye!
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