The judge in the case of Apple and Samsung have again asked the parties to try to come to some kind of settlement before jury deliberations begin.

“I see risk here for both sides if we go to a verdict,” judge Lucy Koh said on Wednesday.

Koh said that if the companies were just trying to show the world that they both have intellectual property positions relative to tablets and smartphones, then “message delivered.”

“It’s time for peace,” she said.

Apple is suing Samsung for infringing on patents and designs related to the iPhone and iPad with the Galaxy Tab and is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages. Samsung has denied these charges, and has countersued Apple for patent infringement.

Lawyers for both companies agreed to at least a telephone meeting to try to reconcile one last time.

(via MacWorld)