Patent Law

Samsung CEO to Reach Out to Apple CEO Today

Trying to talk before the jury has the final say

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Samsung Electronics Co.'s chief executive officer will talk with his counterpart at Apple Inc. to see whether they can resolve their smartphone patent dispute before a U.S. jury begins deliberating, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The companies' lawyers will report to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in federal court in San Jose, California, on the outcome of today's telephone discussion between Apple's Tim Cook and Samsung's Kwon Oh Hyun, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.

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