Technology: Tech News, Latest Gadgets, Internet World

Apple and Samsung agree to drop all legal claims outside United States

Written by - Reviewed by Glozine Team

Published: Aug 6, 2014 | Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016

Apple and Samsung have agreed behind closed doors to drop all legal claims outside of the United States. The two companies have agreed to drop court cases in various countries, but the big country is still on the table for both Apple and Samsung.

The surprise move comes as both Apple and Samsung have grown tired of one another and fighting court cases. The United States might be the only country where the two companies are willing to fight it out for scraps of patent and copyright infringement.

No word from either company on why the decision was made, perhaps paying the various law teams in each country became too burdensome a task, but Apple or Samsung still wanted to have one battleground to fight it out. apple-court-case

Licensing agreements between the two companies will remain intact as they pull out of legal claims. This means any patent, license or trademark agreement the two companies have will remain in all of the other countries outside the US.

The biggest events for the court cases have happened in the United States. Samsung had to paid $1 billion to Apple in the first round, followed by around $100,000 each way in the second case.

Samsung did get a rather harsh beating in Germany by Apple, the court forced Samsung to redesign one of their tablets, in order to make it look less like Apple’s own iPad range. This has been the only country to go against Samsung this way.

Legal claims in Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the UK will all be dropped by both parties, as they look to recuperate and continue the efforts inside the US.

It is an interesting turn of events, Samsung and Apple both have tried to separate from one another, but perhaps both are seeing the bigger picture of Google and upcoming manufacturers in China and India, a growing threat for both companies.

Image Credit: TechnoBuffalo

X

Hints on how to write a helpful review

A great review should have the following qualities:

  • A helpful review should connect and engage with the readers using personal experience.
  • An excellent review provides the readers with cogent and unbiased information necessary to help them make the best choice.
  • A review must be well-formatted to make reading easier by using multiple paragraphs and avoiding caps.
  • The primary goal of your review must remain to provide accurate and non-salesy information.
  • Above all, let your review be fair and honest.

We have high level of professional editorial section with zero tolerance policy on fake reviews.

To maintain the genuineness of our brand, we ensure all customer reviews submitted to us are verified and confirmed before publishing. Though we might not be a 100% accurate, however, we try our best to ensure being next to best. For a thorough verification of submitted reviews, we spend close to 7 working days before allowing any customer review to be published since we also work on the earliest submissions first.

X
The Quality Page Score Explained

Your Rating*

Were you able to find the information you were looking for on our website? YesNo

Did you find that information valuable?
YesNo

How likely are you to share our page with a friend? Scale 1 to 5