Apple and Google have agreed to settle all patent disputes between them over smartphones, marking an end to one of highest profile lawsuits in the history of technology

 

Apple and Google have agreed to settle all patent disputes between them over smartphones, marking an end to one of highest profile lawsuits in the history of technology. The patent war between the two giants has been raging on for years now, as Apple and phone companies using Android, Google’s platform, hurled lawsuit after lawsuit against each other for patent infringement. The sudden truce, however, has pulled the rug out from under the feet of litigation lawyers and laid the last words by Steve Jobs, Apple’s enigmatic founder, to rest after he had vowed once to “destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product”. In a joint statement, the two sides announced that they have agreed to “work together in some areas of patent reform”. Apple has continuously argued that Android phones copy it’s iPhone technology and have been vindicated several times, including a recent ruling of $120 million in damages in a lawsuit against Samsung in California last month. Although the ceasefire between these two mammoths has been put to sleep for now, a not so insignificant scuffle continues to rage on between Samsung and Apple, a battle both sides apparently want to see to the end.

 
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