Apple and Google's Motorola end their legal war over smartphones

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 17/05/2014 22:44

Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphones, ending one of the highest-profile lawsuits in technology.

In a joint statement in San Francisco on Friday, the companies said the settlement does not include a cross licence to their respective patents.

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