Apple and Google end patent lawsuits

“Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss all the current lawsuits that exist directly between the two companies,” the companies said in a joint statement. “Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform. The agreement does not include a cross license.”

  • Whoa. Thermonuclear ends up turning into the Cold War!

    • They probably paid more to the lawyers than they won against Samsung. Reality set in?

  • StetsonG

    This is specifically about the lawsuits between Motorola and Apple, which became Google vs Apple when Google bought Motorola. I don’t think this is Apple saying that they are done fighting Android in court.

  • Guardian Farce

    So Google was in total control of that Apple/Motorola lawsuit all along and could have stopped it any time.

    Really does make all the Google apologists, who insisted the lawsuit was nothing to do with Google, look like total morons.

    • where could boy wonder be now?

    • Hrmmm… Google AND Apple put out a statement and it is Google who was in control but not the instigator? Interesting perspective.

    • Tvaddic

      Both parties would have to come to an agreement, Google/Apple couldn’t just stop if the other didn’t want to.

  • John

    It’s an improvement but Apple is still backing the Rockstar bullshit.

    • Moeskido

      Mutually Assured Destruction.