“Not even a day after a new report that Apple and Samsung had resumed settlement talks, lawyers from both sides have expressed difficulties with one another,” Josh Lowensohn reports for The Verge. “As part of a court-mandated update from the pair, following the conclusion of their second major US trial earlier this month, lawyers from both companies said settlement talks had not only been a failure in the past, but were stymied by actions following the trial.”

“For Apple, that includes statements made by Samsung’s lead attorney John Quinn, who referred to Apple as a ‘jihadist’ and called the protracted trial ‘Apple’s Vietnam’ in a pair of interviews,” Lowensohn reports. “In a letter between the two law firms dated last week, Apple’s law firm WilmerHale expressed reservations about spending additional time on discussing settlement options based on those interviews. The firm also accused Samsung of using the initial settlement talks to license Apple’s patents in order to ‘clone Apple products,’ something the iPhone-maker called ‘counterfactual.'”

“The second major trial between the two companies wrapped up earlier this month,” Lowensohn reports. “Samsung… was found to infringe on three of Apple’s patents, and owed $119,625,000 as a result. Apple was found to infringe on one of Samsung’s patents, resulting in $158,400 in damages.”

Much more in the full article here.

[Attribution: 9to5Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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