Chinese courts often try to mediate agreements out of court. But it is unclear whether Apple is open to that option.
An Apple spokeswoman, Carolyn Wu, said the company had no new comment on the possibility of a settlement with Proview.
In a statement, Apple reiterated its earlier insistence that it would never "knowingly abuse someone else's trademarks."
The statement adds that Proview "still owe a lot of people a lot of money, they are now unfairly trying to get more from Apple for a trademark we already paid for."
Researcher Fu Ting contributed to this report.
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