“Samsung Electronics and Apple have recently agreed to begin talks to settle patent disputes out of court, according to people directly involved with the matter, Monday,” Kim Yoo-chul reports for The Korea Times. “‘Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits,’ they said, declining to be named.”
“”Some more time will be needed to fix terms of details such as royalty payments in return for using patents owned by each before reaching a full agreement,'” Kim reports. “The move comes a few days after Apple and Google agreed to dismiss all patent disputes, meaning a complete closure of the litigation that had started in 2010 with both parties bearing their own court and attorney costs. ”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The rest of the full article is a mistake (equating one Samsung SEP for which Apple’s owes $158,000 with all of Apple’s design patents for which Samsung currently owes Apple over $1 billion in damages) followed by what basically amounts to a press release from Florian Müller pushing his throughly transparent anti-Apple/pro-Samsung campaign.
Until we get corroboration from independent sources from outside of Samsungorea, take this report with a grain of salt.
Apple and Google agree to drop some old Motorola patent infringement lawsuits – May 17, 2014