Ordered by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, Apple CEO Tim Cook and top-ranking Samsung executives Choi Gee-sung and Shin Jong-kyun met in the US on July 16, “with the view to putting an end to the numerous patent lawsuits currently being fought across the world,” reports “The Next Web” (http://macte.ch/dOoxR).

Samsung Electronics COO Lee Jay-yong also reportedly met with Cook while the Apple CEO was attending the Sun Valley Media Conference between July 10 to July 14, the article adds.

This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.