May 20, 2014
Apple and Samsung have told a California court that they have been unable to resolve their long-standing patent disputes. This suggests the courtroom battles between the two companies won’t end anytime soon, according to MacWorld. Just yesterday, The Korea Times said Apple and Samsung were close to an agreement that would end all pending patent litigation. In a joint filing late Monday, the two companies blamed each other for the failure of talks initiated on May 5 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. Earlier this month, a California jury found Samsung guilty of infringing several of Apple’s key patents. It awarded Cupertino $119.6 million in damages, which Samsung plans to appeal. On Saturday, Apple and Google called a truce to their longstanding patent disputes. They are expected to instead work together on aspects of patent reform. Many hoped Apple and Samsung were close to following a similar path. See also: Report: Apple Is Still Finding It Tough To Break Up With Samsung, Apple And Samsung Are The Only Ones Making Money In The Smartphone Market, and Forget Samsung: Jury Foreman Suggests Apple Should Sue Google, Instead.