The judge overseeing the heated court case between Apple and Samsung in San Francisco has urged the firms' chief executives to try and make peace to avoid the potential damage of a decision by the jury.
Judge Lucy Koh made the request for Tim Cook and Choi Gee Sung to speak again and try to resolve the issue on Wednesday, according to numerous reports.
"I'm going to make one more request that CEOs from both sides speak by phone," she said.
"I see risks here for both sides, it's at least worth one more try. It's time for peace."
Koh made the warning amid the potential for huge damages to be handed out in any resolution to the case, with Apple claiming damages amounting to $2.52bn from Samsung.
The US case is the centre point of a global patent battle between the two firms which has seen them clash over issues of design and technology patents, with both sides scoring victories in locations including Germany and the UK.
The plea from Koh comes on the same day that Samsung made its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet available in the US and UK, as it continues its attempt to wrest control of the tablet market away from Apple.
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