Samsung and Apple agree to drop legal disputes outside the US

Apple and Samsung are making peace – at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country.

“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?


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