Apple and Samsung have agreed to participate
in settlement talks to try to resolve a patent lawsuit
over smartphone and tablet technology, according to a
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
In a court filing on Monday (U.S. District Court,
Northern District of California is Apple Inc v. Samsung
Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846.), the companies
agreed to the settlement conference. A San
Francisco-based magistrate judge will lead the talks.
The two companies are engaged in a legal battle that
includes many cases in different countries as they are
fighting for the top spot in the smartphone and tablet
Apple sued Samsung in the United States last year,
saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of mobile
phones and tablets copies the iPhone and iPad. Samsung
then countersued Apple.