After spending years and millions of dollars suing each other over their respective smartphone patents, Apple and Samsung have held talks this year in an attempt to reach a settlement.
The discussions were disclosed in documents recently released by the U.S. International Trade Commission as part of a ruling it made granting a ban on Apple products, as had been requested by Samsung. President Obama must decide in the coming weeks whether to uphold that ban.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the documents revealed that Apple made a settlement offer last September. That was shortly after a U.S. jury ordered Samsung to pay $1 billion for violating Apple's patents.
No terms of the settlement offers were revealed. But it appears that talks gained momentum from December through March. There were several rounds of negotiations, but so far, no agreement has been reached, the Journal reported.