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Apple, Samsung agree to end patent lawsuits outside US

DPA Seoul | Updated on March 12, 2018

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Apple and Samsung, two of the world’s top technology companies, agreed to end ongoing patent lawsuits against each other outside of the US, the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

“Samsung Electronics and Apple have agreed to end patent-related disputes in all countries, except for the US,” Samsung said in the statement, according to Yonhap news agency.

“The agreement, however, is not related to a patent licensing deal... and the patent lawsuit in the US will continue,” it said.

The two companies have faced off against one other in numerous lawsuits in the US since April 2011. The legal disputes then spread to other countries, the report said.

Apple and Samsung have accused each other of copying patented technology in their smartphones.

Published on August 06, 2014

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