Apple And Samsung Fail to Reach Agreement in Talks Over Patent Disputes

BY Jason

Published 23 May 2012


This doesn’t come as a big surprise.

The chief executives of Apple and Samsung met for a court-moderated discussion on Monday and Tuesday to settle the long-standing patent dispute between the two companies.

But not surprisingly, The Korea Times reports that Apple and Samsung could not reach a settlement during the court moderated discussion.

The two technology giants could find no clear agreement through the talks, according to a Samsung official. Apple Korea declined to comment on the matter.

The patent battle is now headed for trial on June 27, despite both firm’s stated wish to avoid legal proceedings.

According to foreign media outlets, both technology giants held firm on their assertions: Samsung continued to demand Apple pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology and Apple insisted that Samsung copied its design in various products.

This means that the court case between the two companies later this summer will proceed to trial.

Apple has accused Samsung of “slavishly copying” Apple products, while Samsung has accused Apple of infringing on its patent.