Amazon, Apple Told To Explore Truce In 'App Store' IP War

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST) -- A California magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc. and Inc. to hold settlement talks ahead of their upcoming trial over Apple's claim that Amazon is infringing its “app store” mark, demanding that both parties try to hash out their differences.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte directed the dueling companies into discussions on March 21 to be attended by attorneys or executives with full authority to negotiate and settle the case once and for all.

Judge Laporte said that both sides should be prepared...
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