The company announced an agreement, which obliges them to stop all patent lawsuits against each other outside of the US. Recall that the battle of the giants have already happened in the courts of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
confrontation between the two giants began in 2011, when Apple filed a lawsuit in the United States for Samsung for infringement of intellectual property rights. The main complaints were up corporate style iPhone 3G in a number of phone models Samsung. Samsung has not become silent, and filed a counterclaim home in Seoul Central Court. In general, companies accused each other 30 times in different countries and with varying degrees of success. Most often, the company won the "domestic" courts.
Thus, the court in South Korea has decided that Apple infringed two patents Samsung, on wireless data and ordered Apple to pay compensation in the amount of $ 35 400. But the Samsung it found a violation in the use of technology scroll owned by Apple. Copy of corporate style iPhone South Korean judges did not.
But the International Trade Commission United States (ITC), considered the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, have come to different conclusions. It was recognized that Samsung violated four patents Apple, including copying the design of the iPhone and touch screen technology. The court ordered Samsung to pay compensation of $ 1 billion.
About each of the 30 ships will not tell - or note will become a multi-volume novel. After two years of strife and warfare (financially advantageous for Apple) in August 2014 the company management, weary opposition, agreed to a truce.
However, monsters, though reconciled, but not friends: no license agreements in the near future, they do not intend to enter into. But in any case, this is good news. Let's better compete in the market, improving production and reducing its cost, than exhausting and meaningless to consumers ships with each other.