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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Apple, Samsung Agree to Mediation
pple and Samsung have agreed to attend a
mediation session before they head to court in March over
The two companies have agreed to attend a
mediation session to be held on or before February 19, as they
prepare to clash in court in March over smartphone patents,
Reuters reported today, citing a a Wednesday court filing.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon will attend the
session with in-house lawyers only to "discuss settlement
opportunities," the filing read.
Apple and Samsung are embroiled in a legal battle over
smartphone patents across several countries.
The technology rivals are facing a March trial date in the
United States over Apple's claims that Samsung infringed its
In the last two years, juries have awarded Apple a total of
roughly $930 million.