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Apple and Samsung Agree to Drop Non-U.S. Patent Lawsuits

Apple and Samsung Agree to Drop Non-U.S. Patent Lawsuits

Bloomberg reports that Apple and Samsung have issued a joint announcement that they have agreed to drop all patent lawsuits they currently have filed against each other outside of the United States.

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Bloomberg, via MacRumors:

“Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States,” the companies said in the statement. “This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts.”

This latest move is just the latest indicator that Apple and Samsung both may be wearying of their continuous patent battles. June saw a report that the two companies were attempting to find “Common ground.” The two sides have also agreed to drop their cross-appeal rulings on the ITC ban of older Samsung phones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Samsung Electronics CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon earlier this year in an attempt to find common ground, however that meeting ended with no agreement being reached.

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