Apple, Samsung Report Obstacles to Settlement

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. blamed each other for blocking progress toward a settlement of their patent disputes in a report to the judge who has presided over their two U.S. trials. While both companies vowed to continue pursuing an accord to end their three-year legal fight over smartphone technology, each said its adversary has taken positions that make out-of-court resolution more difficult, according to a filing in federal court in San Jose, California.