Apple And Samsung Abandon All Lawsuits Outside The US

6 August 2014

Bloomberg:

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

A bit random timing for this to come about, but I suppose it is a good thing for all this to end. It’s slightly strange to me how the two companies continue to fight in the US though. Assumedly, the US is the market with the highest number of affected devices, making it worthwhile to continue chasing royalties and such.

Let’s hope this doesn’t flare up again in two months, when Samsung and Apple inevitably steal from each other for their wearable products. From what I can see, this agreement doesn’t preclude that from happening.