Apple and Motorola settle patent dispute
While Apple's battle with Samsung rages on one front, the company has gone ahead and settled another one of their battles. Both Apple and Motorola today announced that they would be burying the hatchet, with each company dropping lawsuits that had been filed against the other.
The companies have been stuck in court since 2010, with both arguing over patents that relate to smartphone functions such as 3G as well as certain design similarities between their products. That has now come to an end however, as the two companies informed a federal appeals court in Washington on Friday that claims against each other should be dismissed.
A joint statement was also released by the duo, and they clarified that the settlement does not include any cross-licensing for their patents, although they pledged to work towards patent reform. In addition, Apple's lawsuit against Samsung appears to be live and kicking, and it looks like they'll now be able to focus all their power there.
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