Are Tim Cook And Larry Page Talking Patent Truce?

Given the rulings in the Apple versus Samsung case, would it be any surprise if the Google CEO and Apple CEO were negotiating a truce when it comes to patent infringement claims between the two monster companies? According to an “exclusive” obtained by Reuters, Larry Page and Tim Cook have been holding behind-the-scenes conversations regarding intellectual property matters.

From Reuters:

The two companies are keeping the lines of communication open at a high level against the backdrop of Apple’s decisive legal victory in a patent infringement case against Samsung, which uses Google’s Android software.

While the details are sparse, considering the big, bold exclusive tag on the Reuters post, the news outlet does mention a previous and upcoming conversation between the two CEOs. Reuters speculates that a truce could be getting negotiated, and that a dispute between Google and Apple could be settled out of court.

Given the fact that Apple just gave Samsung a right-hook to the tune of $1.05 billion dollars in damages for the latter’s infringement on Apple’s intellection property, things could be settled a lot cheaper out of court.

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