Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case
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."