The news, reported in late February, that Apple and Samsung had once again failed to resolve their smartphone patent dispute through mediation did not come as a big surprise. At this writing, the technology giants were preparing to go to trial in California in late March, although there was still some prospect that continuing discussions with the mediator could produce a last minute breakthrough.
Published reports citing court filings stated that company executives met with the mediator in a full-day session, followed by a number of phone calls, without success.
The background of this dispute includes significant wins by Apple . . . [more]