Apple and Samsung Settlement Talks Accomplish Virtually Nothing

Apple and Samsung agreed to take part in court-moderated settlement talks over the past two days, but Korea Times says the two consumer electronics makers failed to reach any compromises or agreements in those discussions. In rather unsurprising fashion, both companies stood behind their original accusations against the opposing firm and failed to have any successful negotiations.

The widely anticipated two-day meeting between chief executives of Samsung and Apple yielded no agreement between the parties mired in a hot legal dispute over copyright infringements. [...] The two technology giants could find no clear agreement through the talks, according to a Samsung official.

Apple and Samsung will now return to court on June 27 to begin their latest patent trial, despite both companies expressing interest in avoiding legal proceedings. Apple continues to accuse Samsung of deliberately copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad, while Samsung believes that Apple should pay the South Korean electronics conglomerate a royalty for using its wireless transmission technology.

[Korea Times via 9to5Mac]

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