Apple, Samsung in Renewed Settlement Talks, but Deal Elusive

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have held a series of private negotiations about their numerous patent disputes since a court victory by Apple in one case last summer, according to legal documents and people familiar with the situation.

The negotiations included face-to-face meetings in Seoul, South Korea, in December, one document states. The two companies even appeared to come close to a settlement in February before talks cooled off.

There is no indication that the two sides are close to a settlement, but talks between the companies are still going on, the people familiar with the discussions said.

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