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Apple, Google agree to drop multiple mobile patent lawsuits
Apple, Google agree to drop multiple mobile patent lawsuits

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have settled their sprawling patent lawsuits, bringing to a close — for the moment — one of the most bitter legal feuds in Silicon Valley. Late Friday afternoon, the companies issued a brief statement announcing an end to direct legal hostilities but giving few clues about how or why they finally decided to sign a truce. Apple has long labeled Google's Android mobile operating system a copy of its iPhone operating system. Meanwhile, Motorola Mobility, which Google acquired two years ago, has filed a series of lawsuits against Apple for infringing its mobile patents. "Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that...

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