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Apple, Samsung CEOs set for mediation talks

The top execs of Apple and Samsung regularly expect to run their own show at their global tech empires.  This time, however, they will be in for a different experience.  Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-sung, whose companies are embroiled in bitter patent litigation, have been ordered by a federal judge to appear for court-supervised mediation. A joint court filing said that “as directed by the Court, Apple and Samsung are both willing to participate” in the discussions. In other words, it was not exactly their idea.  Courts across the United States are increasingly demanding that parties in civil disputes take a stab at mediation. Mediation has become routine in big intellectual property cases. Read MORE.

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