Judge orders Apple and Samsung to hold patent talks

A US judge has told Samsung and Apple to sit down and sort out their patent differences.

Judge orders Apple and Samsung to hold patent talks

The two companies have been locked in legal battles in ten countries over patent and design issues concerning their phone and tablet devices.

The pair have now agreed to a judge’s order to hold settlement meeting aimed at ending the dispute.

According to a court filing, both companies agreed to the settlement conference and US District Judge Lucy Koh referred the companies to a San Francisco-based magistrate judge who will lead the talks.

Representatives for Apple and Samsung could not be reached for comment.

Along with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung, both companies’ general counsels will also participate, according to Koh’s order.

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