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Apple and Google reach agreement on patent lawsuits



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Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies. Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform. The agreement does not include a cross license.

This seems a step in the right direction, although this doesn't cover the Samsung lawsuits. As the quote indicates this agreement doesn't include any licenses. It's just simply a legal truce. It will be interesting to see if there will be changes with Apple and Samsung or if this is simply Google and Apple redirecting their turrets to patent trolls.

Brian X Chen for NYT:
Apple and Google have both been sued nearly 200 times in the last five years by businesses that exist solely to file patent lawsuits. Apple last year was the top target for patent lawsuits, and Google was among the top three. To combat trolls, both companies earlier this year asked the Supreme Court to make it easier to collect lawyers’ fees from patent holders who lose frivolous patent suits.


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