“Apple and Samsung Electronics have held a series of private negotiations about their numerous patent disputes since a court victory by Apple in one case last summer, according to legal documents and people familiar with the situation,” Ian Sherr reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“The negotiations included face-to-face meetings in Seoul, South Korea, in December, one document states,” Sherr reports. “The two companies even appeared to come close to a settlement in February before talks cooled off.”

Sherr reports, “There is no indication that the two sides are close to a settlement, but talks between the companies are still going on, the people familiar with the discussions said… Samsung has pushed for a broad patent cross-licensing deal that could settle all outstanding litigation between the companies. It is unclear whether Apple was interested in such a deal.”

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