Apple and Samsung CEOs to attend mediation session ahead of March court date

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Apple and Samsung are heading back to court in March for another round of battle in their ongoing smartphone patent trial. But Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon have agreed to meet ahead of that for a mediation session in which the companies could potentially come to a settlement, reports Reuters.

Cook and Kwon will be joined by in-house lawyers, and will attend the session on or before February 19. That gives it some distance from the court date in March, when the companies are yet again set to battle it out over smartphone patents – albeit for different devices this time. Given Apple’s upper hand in the proceedings thus far, though, the company doesn’t have much reason to settle.

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