Apple, Samsung Set Patent Talks - Settlement Attempt Unlikely to Bear Fruit
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 21/05/2012 19:16
Chief executives of Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. will meet in San Francisco Monday in a court-directed session aimed at settling their smartphone patent war.
But a deal seems unlikely, people familiar with the matter and others tracking the battle say.
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Apple and Samsung begin patent talks
Apple and Samsung are holding two days of talks that will try to find a way to end the many legal rows between the rivals.
Over the last year, the firms have clashed in courtrooms around the world over who invented or has to the right to use particular technologies.
The talks have been ordered by a US judge as a way to short-circuit the ongoing legal action.
If the talks fail a trial over the competing claims will start in July.