“Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States,” the two companies said in a joint statement to The Verge. “This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts.”
Good news of course, but just imagine if all the money and resources wasted on fruitless court cases was spent on actually useful things. I also wonder how this settlement-that-isn’t-a-settlement will affect the ongoing American court cases. Won’t the judge push them to settle even harder now?
A few billions here and there is hardly fruitless.
This whole agreement sounds like “we will continue to sue about the past, we will continue to sue about the present, we will continue to sue about a dozen other things…but we are nice guys, so we will not sue each other sometimes, somewhere, about some things….maybe