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#1 techbeck


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:31

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country.


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


Those US court cases are the biggest among the international battles in terms of dollar figures, with Apple winning just over $1 billion in damages in the first trial between the two companies. The second, which was decided back in May, resulted in smaller figures. A jury found that both companies had infringed on one another's patents, putting Samsung on the hook for $119.6 million, and Apple down for $158,400. Even so, neither of those trials has resulted in bans of recent products, with those phones and tablets often outpacing the speed of the law.