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Apple, Samsung Agree to Drop Non-U.S. Litigation, but Still No Settlement

The two sides will continue to fight out their patent disputes before U.S. courts.

Ina Fried

Apple and Samsung announced late Tuesday a deal to drop their overseas lawsuits against one another, but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement over their intellectual property dispute and will continue to duke it out in U.S. courts.

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

The two companies have sued each other in a variety of jurisdictions across the globe as part of a broad dispute over patents.

Apple has won verdicts in two cases heard before federal court juries in San Jose, Calif., but the company has failed to win any lasting injunctions on Samsung products. A jury in May awarded Apple $119 million in the most recent case, while two juries awarded Apple roughly $900 million in a prior case covering an earlier generation of products.

As for the suits being dropped, Samsung brought lawsuits (and Apple counter-sued) in Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany and the Netherlands, while Samsung also had brought suit in the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

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