According to a report on Bloomberg, Apple and Creative have said in court papers that they “remain open to the possibility” of reaching an agreement in their litigation battle over their digital music players via a settlement. “Apple, whose iPod music player controls about 77 percent of the U.S. market for such devices, and Singapore-based Creative are suing each other in California, Texas and Wisconsin,” notes the story. “The International Trade Commission also is investigating complaints each has made accusing the other of infringing patents related to the devices.” In a joint report to the presiding judge the companies said: “The parties will remain open to the possibility of settlement. No specific settlement discussions are planned.” [Link credit to Macworld UK]