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While FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller may be confident of Apple and Samsung reaching an early settlement on their patent disputes, a court-mandated update on the talks seems to tell a different story, with each side explaining why talks were not going well, reports The Verge.

For Apple, that includes statements made by Samsung’s lead attorney John Quinn, who referred to Apple as a “jihadist” and called the protracted trial “Apple’s Vietnam” in a pair of interviews …

Apple also complained that Samsung appeared to be looking to license Apple’s patents in order to “clone Apple products.”

Samsung, in turn, accused Apple of using its first and second court wins to dictate, rather than negotiate, settlement terms, and said that it believes Apple is attempting to “impose an obstacle” to a successful resolution.

Despite Apple last week settling its patent claims against Google, my hopes that it might be able to do the same with Samsung and move on appear, at this stage, to look a trifle optimistic.

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