logo
Plus   Neg
Share
Email

Apple, Google To Drop Lawsuits Against Each Other

Technology giants Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG,GOOGL) have agreed to drop their lawsuits against each other, which exist directly between the two firms, and work together to reform patent law.

Lawsuits related to patents regarding Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit will be dismissed.

The deal does not include Apple's patent disputes with Samsung Electronics Co., which uses Google's Android software for its mobile devices.

Apple and Google have about 20 lawsuits against each other in the U.S. and Europe, and have been spending millions of dollars over litigation. Apple's iOS software and Google's Android are used in most smartphones and tablets globally.

The move could be viewed as a new strategy by Apple to intensify its litigation activities on Samsung, as it is the largest Android phone maker.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Starbucks Inc. has announced changes to its Starbucks Rewards loyalty program, noting that the revamp will provide its members with more flexibility and choice when they redeem stars at the company's stores. Starting on April 16, all members of the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem Stars for Rewards immediately after they join the program. Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is seeking a Technical Product Manager with expertise in cryptocurrency and blockchain for its cryptocurrency team. The company has listed a job opening on San Francisco-based recruiting software firm SmartRecruiters to find the manager for Visa Fintech. IBM announced the launch of IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network, aiming to support payments and foreign exchange in more than 50 countries. The network provides real time clearing and settlement using both stable coin backed by U.S. dollars and cryptocurrency.
Follow RTT