Apple and Google settle all current lawsuits, agree to work together for ‘patent reform’


  • rgl168

    The statement says “Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies.” Note the word *directly*; the current Apple/Samsung lawsuits may (and probably will) continue.

  • Super_Deluxe

    So does this mean the Apple and Samsung patent war is finally over?

    • Nexzen

      Samsung is more the design of their phone, that will prob still keep going.

    • Nexzen

      anything to do with google will prob be skipped now in court, that’s all lol

    • Columbo

      Definitely not. Samsung is not Google. Apple isn’t suing Samsung because their phones run Android.

    • Eluder

      No, they’re suing Samsung because they are scared. If you look at the most recent battle, they are suing Samsung for core functionality that is in Android. Why is Apple suing Samsung for core Android features? Because they’re scared!

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  • Kaero

    the statement “with millions of hours and dollars spent in the courtroom” should be reworded to not make it sound like there were millions of hours spent in the courtroom, as 1 million hours is 114 years.

    • Heretushi

      114 lawyers worked for a least a year on these cases. The statement still applies.

    • hyperhyper

      That is one big courtroom if it can hold 114 lawyers. 😉 I think the original statement talked about all the people involved and not just those who necessarily stepped into the courtroom itself.

  • Al Chui

    Is this the first sign of the Apocalypse? But seriously, I’m glad to see that saner heads have finally prevailed.

  • HD Z

    Now someone should patents a procedure to reform the patents systems.
    And sue any company that try to reform the patent system.