Apple, Samsung To Mediate Part Of Smartphone Patent War

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Wednesday said they will take part of a California federal court patent dispute over smartphone technology to private mediation.

With a proposed joint order, the two technology behemoths stipulated to undergo alternative dispute resolution in accordance with the rules of the Northern California district court.

“The parties will engage in mediation, with the provider to be determined by agreement of the parties,” the filing said.

The two companies added that they will hold their mediation session within 180...
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