Apple’s search technology lawsuit against Samsung may be put on hold for several months

“A U.S. judge on Thursday asked Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd whether an Apple patent lawsuit over search technology should be put on hold for several months until after an appeals court resolves a separate lawsuit between the two companies,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.

“Apple attorney William Lee said the cases should proceed in parallel as they involve different patents,” Levine reports. “However, Samsung attorney Victoria Maroulis said there was substantial “overlap” between the two proceedings.”

“U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ordered attorneys for both sides to discuss the idea and report back on their positions by March 7,” Levine reports. “‘I assume there have been no further settlement discussions,’ Koh asked, ‘or at least none that have gone anywhere?’ ‘The answer to the last question is, that’s correct,’ Lee said.”

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