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The news of possible settlement talks might be taken with some skepticism, but Apple and Samsung may be coming to terms. This comes days after Motorola Mobility and Apple agreed to end their patent disputes…

In what may be the first step on a long road towards a truce between Apple and Samsung, reports out of Korea suggest that the two warring mobile giants have agreed to begin talks to settle their patent disputes out of court. Sources “directly involved with the matter,” talking to The Korea Times, said “Samsung has recently resumed working-level discussions with Apple and the key issue is how to dismiss all lawsuits.”

“Some more time will be needed to fix terms of details such as royalty payments in return for using patents owned by each before reaching a full agreement,” the quoted source continues. “Some more time will be needed to fix terms of details such as royalty payments in return for using patents owned by each before reaching a full agreement.”

These talks were not mandated as were previous ones, so perhaps they’ll have more luck this time.

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