Apple And Google Might Be Negotiating Patents

Apple reportedly is wasting no time in consolidating the market power it won in its patent case against Samsung.

Citing an unnamed source “familiar with the dealings,” CNET is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have met at least once already to discuss potential infringements by Google on Apple patents. CNET says the pair plan to talk again in “a few weeks.”

Neither Apple nor Google would respond to interview requests Thursday evening, Central Time.

Apple won a huge victory over Samsung Aug. 24 when a jury sided with Apple in its allegations that the South Korean electronics giant had copied Apple software and design intellectual property pertaining to its iPhone.

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion for the infringements, and Apple has pressed ahead, asking for an injunction against sales of specific Samsung products using Google’s Android operating system.

Google issued a statement Aug. 27 playing down the decision's impact.

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