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Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

Published on Feb 23, 2014 10:19 AM
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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (left) and Apple's iPhone 5 are seen in this file picture illustration taken in Seoul on May 13, 2013. Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the United States. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the United States.

The two firms had been pushed into talks by a court order that saw Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Samsung mobile communications counterpart JK Shin attend a full-day negotiation session in early February, along with their advisors and legal teams.

But despite several follow-ups, "the mediator's settlement proposal to the parties was unsuccessful," the two technology giants said in a joint filing Friday in US District Court in San Jose, California.

"Parties remain willing to work through the mediator jointly selected by the parties."

 
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