According to the latest reports and legal documents, now the two companies came close to a deal in February over their patent issue
The reports also reveals that the both of them have been conducting private talks about working out their ongoing patent disputes, with Samsung pushing for a cross-licensing deal that would settle all outstanding litigation, according to a report.
The report gaves a 161-page International Trade Commission document explaining a June 4 ruling by the ITC that banned the importation and the trade inside the U.S. of some older models of the iPhone and the iPad. The worldwide patent back-and-forth between the two companies has seen wins and losses on both sides, with Apple logging a big victory in the United States last August when a jury in Northern California awarded the company more than $1 billion. The damage amount was later cut back, and the case is moving toward an appeal.