Apple, Samsung work towards burying the patent hatchet


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Joint statement:

Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the companies said in the statement. "This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts."

Apple has spent a good deal of attention and resources in battling Samsung. None of that adds any value to its customers, so best to button this up. At one time the lawsuits may have made some strategic sense, but likely that is long past.