Apple and Samsung have tried to reconcile their patent infringement case on the advice of Judge Lucy Koh.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has reportedly spoken to his Samsung counterpart Kwon Oh Hyun about settling the two companies' high-profile patent case, according to Bloomberg.
The move looks to be a last-ditch attempt to end the case before an expected verdict later this week.
News of the peace talks comes less than a week after presiding Judge Lucy Koh asked the two sides to try and reach a settlement. Judge Koh's request was her second attempt to end the lengthy patent infringement case.
The case is heading into its final week with closing arguments currently underway in San Jose, CA.
Apple accused Samsung of patent infringement earlier this year. The iPhone maker asserts that Samsung illegally copied patented Apple technology. Samsung has countered that it was unaware of any purposeful theft.
The high-profile case has led to surprising company disclosures from both sides.
During testimony from patent licensing director Boris Teksler, it came to light that Microsoft has licensed iPhone technologies. The two sides reportedly worked out a deal that stipulated an "anti-cloning agreement" earlier this year.
Apple lawyer Bill Lee also read internal Samsung documents in court that described the difference between the iPhone and Samsung's previous phone offerings as the difference between "heaven and earth".
Both Apple and Samsung representatives were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.
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