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After years of being embroiled in a number of lawsuits, on multiple continents, Apple and Google have announced that they have reached a settlement regarding patent litigation.

The two companies have agreed to dismiss all current lawsuits between Apple and Google’s former Motorola Mobility unit, and have even said they’ll work together on patent reform…

Reuters’ Dan Levine has the report:

Apple Inc and Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphone technology, ending one of the highest profile lawsuits in technology. “Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform,” the statement said.

The two companies informed a federal appeals court in Washington that the cases should be dismissed, according to filings on Friday.

It’s worth noting that the deal doesn’t include cross-licensing, so the two firms still can’t use each other’s patents, and it only seems to apply to Apple’s lawsuits with Motorola—not Samsung.

Still, the settlement ends a significant patent battle between two major tech firms that saw sales bans on devices, and expensive litigation across Europe, and here in the United States.

In January this year, Google announced that it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, although it sounds like the Mountain View company kept most of the patents.

  • alex esn

    this is good, google and apple should work together to conquer the world, it;s pretty easy to do that once they all agree that the best to manipulate people is through team play, congrats!!!

    • Mozaik

      Apple and Google where working together , until Google 😉

  • Am I awake?

  • 空白

    Wow… I’m glad to hear this. I’m tired of all the bs. As for Samsung, put them out of business.

    • Antzboogie

      Agreed.

  • Technocrz!

    Good

  • DIesel

    Fantastic news

  • Sean Clark

    Steve wouldn’t let this happen! 😉

  • Nice Article, hmm good

  • ♋JULY 17♋

    So what was the point of going to court to settle and be friends smh never trust the hand that steal from you even if both of them was wrong somebody gonna be sneaky and do something stupid