Report: Apple and Samsung in settlement talks
In the first patent trial between the two firms, Apple won a verdict of $930 million that is under appeal by Samsung. In the second trial, Apple won $119.6 million even though most experts had predicted that Apple would win a larger verdict in the second trial. That forecast was made due to the suit's inclusion of more recent models like the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung is appealing that verdict as well.
Samsung and Apple have tried before to work out a deal. Before and after both trials, Judge Lucy Koh requested that both sides reach out to each other via mediation, but each time, the talks failed.