Remember this statement by Apple CEO, Tim Cook:
I’ve always hated litigation, and I continue to hate it
A lot of people took that to mean that perhaps Cook was more open to settling a lawsuit than Jobs was.
Here’s Florian Mueller, today, quoting an Apple legal filing against Samsung:
Samsung’s infringement of Apple’s intellectual property has already resulted in damages that reach billions of dollars. […] It is critical to Apple to start trial on July 30, to put an end to Samsung’s continuing infringement.
So, yes, perhaps Cook is willing to settle, but if this filing is any indication — the settlement amount and terms will be massive to Samsung.