Apple and Samsung have been in and out of court for more than a year now, thanks to an ongoing patent trial leveled by the iPhone-maker against its South Korean rival. But before the two companies head back to the courtroom, they will reportedly meet in February to discuss a possible settlement.
A court filing submitted on Wednesday reveals legal teams from both firms met on Jan. 6 ahead of mediation sessions between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon, which could finally resolve the ongoing patent dispute, Reuters reports.
The two companies have gone to trial in a San Jose, California federal court twice in the past two years, and will return for a third time later this year if a settlement can’t be reached. Samsung has been ordered to pay around $980 million to Apple so far, though a new trial could add to that total.