Apple and Samsung Agree to End Non-U.S. Patent Disputes

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    Apple and Samsung have issued a joint statement today announcing an agreement to drop all patent lawsuits against each other outside of the United States, according to Bloomberg.

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    The move is yet another signal that the long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung may be winding down, as it was reported in June that the two companies were trying to find "common ground". The two also agreed to drop their cross-appeal rulings on the ITC ban of older Samsung phones around the same time.

    In May, it was reported the two were looking to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. And earlier this year, it was reported that Tim Cook sat down with Samsung Electronics CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon in a mediation session. However, the two sides did not come to an agreement at that time.

    Apple has already settled patent disputes with other companies, like Google / Motorola Mobility in May of this year and HTC back in 2012.

    Article Link: Apple and Samsung Agree to End Non-U.S. Patent Disputes
     
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    IF they can do this, then there can be peace in the middle east!
     
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    Shame Apple couldnt stop them :(
     
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    KdParker

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    Well. It is about time.

    Maybe some of that money can go to R&D
     
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    I guess the US is where the real fights happen haha.
     
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    Steve would have never allowed this... (FOR REAL!)
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Finally, end to the nonsenses
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    More like

    Apple: let's stop the suits
    Samsung : I agree
    Apple : great!
    Samsung : now can you stop copying us?
    Apple: I guess
     
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    Bite my shiny metal logo Samsung!
     
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    But Samsung stole EVERYTHING!!! /s
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    On Samsung's part I agree. Not on Apple's
     
  13. macrumors 68000

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    Me: Are you trying to be funny?
    You: I guess, but I'm failing miserably, eh?
     
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    Samsung should hire Vanilla Ice to represent them and explain the vast differences. He did such an excellent job explaining how Ice Ice Baby wasn't a sample of Under Pressure by Queen and therefore owed them no royalties.
     
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    In other news, MacRumours page views tumble 50% but vitriolic fanboy rants are down just 5%
     
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    What does this mean exactly if it doesn't include the United States?
     
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    Even MORE like:

    Apple: Wouldn't it be weird if MacRumors users attempted to personify us?
    Samsung: Yep.
     
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    Read the Vanity Fair article awhile back about Samsung. Samsung stalls till the issue goes away and then does it again.
     
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    Samsung will continue to get crushed in developing markets like China and India. Once apple releases larger screen iPhones, Samsung is done for in the US. And if apple continues to pursue litigation, which they should, it'll be a nail in the coffin. Samsung mobility is a dead man walking.
     
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    Are you serious? A chamfered edge? I despise this company.

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    :rolleyes:
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    After all this non-senses.
    I came to feel Samsung is just doing what other companies are doing.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Should I post another "GOOD." meme?
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    That is how I decided to raise my son. "Don't do anything illegal or morally wrong, son. Until enough people are doing it. Then it is okay." :confused:
     
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    Apple is going to take chip fab away from sammy and that will hurt more than lawsuits. Add in pressure from China and they are getting squeezed from multiply sides. Hope they go under.
     
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    You sound like the forum member, dumastudetto. :p

    As a consumer, why do you care if Samsung goes under? It's not going to do you any good. You probably don't work for Apple or have stock in them. So why?
     

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