Before all of this bickering and all these patent wars between Apple and Samsung, Steve Jobs had a very close relationship with the family that controls Samsung in South Korea. Three generations of Lee Kun-Hee’s family backed Jobs and his innovations over the years. It was the close relationship that Job had with the family that resulted in Apple being one of Samsung’s biggest buyer of semiconductors for their phones and now tablets.
As California Governor, Jerry Brown declared October 16th Steve Jobs day. Apple was compiling a list of tech elite to attend the memorial at Stanford University on Sunday. Among those elite was Samsung President and CEO Lee Jae-yong. Reuters is reporting that Jae-yong will also talk with Apple CEO Tim Cook about “bilateral cooperation”. This cooperation would include both continuing Apple and Samsung’s buyer-vendor relationship as well as the patent lawsuits against Samsung’s mobile arm.