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Samsung and Google strike patent deal – is there hope for peace with Apple?

27
Jan
2014

In a move that will hopefully start a trend that eventually kills off the patent wars that have plagued the tech industry for the past few years, Samsung and Google have reached an agreement to license each other’s patents. The deal, announced by Samsung on Monday, will see the two companies cross-license each other’s patents covering IP that spans a wide range of technologies for 10 years. “We’re pleased to enter into a cross-license with our partner Samsung,” said Allen Lo, Google’s Deputy General Counsel for Patents. “By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the potential for litigation and focus instead on innovation.” Samsung says the deal will grant each company access to the other’s massive patent portfolio

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