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Judge Sets Apple v. Qualcomm Trial Date as Apple Lawyer Refutes Possibility of Settlement

A jury trial in Qualcomm’s wide-ranging legal war with Apple has been set to begin April 15 in San Diego federal court, with a settlement looking unlikely at this point, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel scheduled the trial at hearing Friday. Qualcomm had sought to begin the trial in February, but Curiel said the April date was needed to accommodate the court’s schedule.

Qualcomm Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf had previously told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the San Diego cellular technology firm was “on the doorstep of finding a resolution” to the dispute with Apple, according to Union-Tribune reporter Mike Freeman.

But Apple attorney William Isaacson told Curiel on Friday that a settlement wasn’t in the cards.

Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article.