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Apple, Samsung CEOs in US court talks over patent row

The CEOs of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd come face to face on Monday in court-directed mediation in the US over a dispute in which the iPhone maker claims the Korean firm has "slavishly" copied some of its products.

Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-sung have been instructed by a federal judge to appear for mediation in San Francisco to help resolve the bitter patent litigation between the two firms.

The US case, the most closely watched in a global patent war between the two companies involving some 20 cases in 10 countries, is set for trial at the end of July in San Jose, California. Each company denies the other’s allegations of patent infringement.

(Source: CNBC)