US judge urges Apple, Samsung to settle before verdict

By REUTERS
August 16, 2012 05:20

SAN JOSE - A US judge asked that the chief executives of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd speak to each other at least once on the phone before a jury begins deliberating next week in the high-stakes patent trial between the two tech companies.

"It's time for peace," US District Judge Lucy Koh said on Wednesday in a San Jose, California, federal court, just miles from Apple's headquarters.Apple and Samsung are going toe-to-toe in a patents dispute mirroring a struggle for industry supremacy between the rivals that control more than half of worldwide smartphone sales.


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