But the talks resulted in nothing.
Apple and Samsung were forced into an involuntary meeting and discussions to try to scale back their patent infringement war.
In April, Judge Lucy Koh ordered the companies to “comment on their availability for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) effort.” Both sides were cooperative. However, the meetings did not prove to be constructive.
Yesterday, on 23 May 2012, some reports were published in the Korea Times. These reports indicate that no deal was reached.
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.
Apple and Samsung “held firm” on their assertions. Samsung wants Apple to pay royalties for using its wireless transmission technology. Apple maintains that Samsung ripped off Apple technology and intellectual property on a number of products including Galaxy Tab which is banned in many countries as it violates the patents of Apple’s iPad.
Thus, the patent dispute is still going on and there is no conclusion in sight.