Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung are attempting to resolve patent dispute in person

Posted Jan 9, 2014

The CEOs of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung are going to meet with a mediator to try and resolve their patent disputes. Apple and Samsung executives at both companies met this past Monday to talk about potential settlements. Attorneys for both companies appeared at the US District Court for Northern California on Wednesday.


The discussions were in response to the judge order that the two companies hold settlement talks before starting a new patent infringement trial that is set to happen in March.

The mediation is going to take place by February 19th with a mediator that is known for handling high profile cases. The two CEOs and 3-4 lawyers will be attending the mediation, but there is not going to be any outside counsel.

This is not the first time that the CEOs at both companies met to try and solve the dispute. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun met in August 2012. However, a solution was not made.