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Apple and Google settled Smartphone patent war

Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google on 16 May 2014 agreed to settle Smartphone Patent war.

May 17, 2014 12:39 IST
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Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google on 16 May 2014 agreed to settle Smartphone Patent war. Both the companies have agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform.

However, the deal did not include licensing their technology to each other.

The above agreement applies to all the litigation that Apple has with other smartphone makers like Motorola, Samsung.

California-based Apple has been battling smartphone competitors in courts around the world, accusing rivals using Google's Android software of copying features from its popular mobile devices.

The legal truce between Apple and Google does not take the pressure off South Korea-based Samsung, which has been a prime legal target for the maker of iPhones and iPads.

Earlier, a jury in California ordered South Korea's Samsung firm to pay Apple 119.6million US dollar for infringing two of its patents. The court also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung's patents and awarded 158000 in damage.

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