A judge hearing a patent case involving Apple and Samsung has
asked the two parties to take steps to come to an agreement before
a verdict is reached.
The technology giants have accused each other of infringing a
number of patents related to their smartphone and tablet
Apple is seeking damages, while Samsung is working to counter
the accusations and argue that Apple has infringed some of its own
Launched in July, the trial will see the jury convene to come to
a verdict later this week.
US District Court judge Lucy Koh called on the chiefs of both
firms to speak to each other one more time before a verdict is
announced. Previous meetings between the two sides have not ended
in any resolution.
She said: "I see risk here for both sides. I think it's at least
worth one more chance. It's time for peace."
The case may be seen as particularly important for both firms as
figures suggest Samsung is increasingly dominating the smartphone
market, as it accounted for almost half of all smartphone sales in
the UK and Europe in July, according to Kantar Worldpanel
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