Google, Apple CEOs in secret patent talks

Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes talks about a range of intellectual property matters, including the mobile patent disputes between the companies, people familiar with the matter said.The two executives had a phone conversation last week, the sources said. Discussions involving lower-level officials of the two companies are also ongoing.To continue reading this Reuters report, go to:
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Google’s chief executive Larry Page and Apple chief executive Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes talks about a range of intellectual property matters including the mobile patent disputes between the companies, people familiar with the matter say.The two executives had a phone conversation last week, the sources said – at the time that the court case between Apple and Samsung, the largest maker of smartphones using Google’s Android mobile software, reached a crescendo.
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/aug/30/apple-google-discussions-androidApple’s Cook, Google’s Page talk patents, report says
Chief executives from Apple and Google are reportedly talking about patent disputes between their companies, according to a report from Reuters.Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Larry Page have reportedly spoken on the phone about patent matters, the report said, and discussions between the executives further down the ranks are “ongoing.”
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