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Apple And Samsung Must Reconcile In Settlement Conference

Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other for patent infringement, in courts across four continents.

Now, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose has ordered the top executives from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co to attend a settlement conference to sort out some of their patent disputes.

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero is going to attend the upcoming conference. The general hope is that the two companies will at least come to some sort of resolution prior to the trial scheduled for 25th August.

The CEO and general counsel from each company will have to try and find common ground in this never-ending legal war. Samsung's representatives confirmed that both companies have agreed to meet sometime in the next three months to cover the patent issues.

According to a Bloomberg report, Samsung plans to challenge expert testimonies. The South Korean manufacturer argues that Apple provided reports that "suffer from irrelevance and methodology flaws."

Apple accuses its rival of infringing patents with technology deployed in Samsung's 4G smartphones and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Samsung was last year's biggest smartphone seller and that obviously means a big threat for Apple.

Source: Bloomberg (opens in new tab)

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