Is the seemingly never-ending global patent war between rivals
In a hopeful sign that they have finally realized the futility of years of patent litigation, the two companies have released a joint statement confirming they have agreed to a cease fire outside the U.S.
"Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the statement said. "This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts."
The patent litigation between the companies stems from Apple's assertion several years ago that Samsung essentially copied the
Under this agreement, the companies are dropping lawsuits in South Korea, Japan and Germany, among other locations.