A judge in a patent case between Apple and Samsung has asked the firms to "get along" and resolve the dispute out of court.
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Apple sued Samsung in April, saying its rival "slavishly" copied the design of its tablets and phones. A judge has ordered Samsung to show its future design plans to Apple, and Samsung has requested the same from Apple.
While the two firms are fierce competitors - with the Samsung's Galaxy II courting the same type of customers as the iPhone 4 - Apple buys billions of dollars worth of chips from Samsung. That close relationship prompted Judge Lucy Koh to ask the pair in court: "Can't we all just get along here?"
Judge Koh suggested the two firms try to resolve the issue outside of court, according to a report from Reuters. "I will send you with box of chocolates, whatever," Koh said.
Apple's lawyer Harold McElhinny said high-level executives at both firms had the same idea: "They are in fact meeting and talking."
The case is just one of many such lawsuits amongst mobile makers, with Apple last week agreeing to pay Nokia a settlement over handset patents.
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk