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Apple and Samsung Slowly Start to Disarm Their Patent Nukes, Drop Numerous Claims Against Each Other

Even though the court-recommended talks between Samsung and Apple were supposed to start later this month, it seems the two companies have started pulling back a bit from their thermonuclear patent war. Monday, Apple filed to narrow their patent claims against Samsung to nearly half of what they originally were. Samsung responded hours later by shaving five claims off of their suit against Apple as well.

While this is a far cry from things being resolved, this might make it easier for the two to come to a complete settlement. If something is not agreed upon, the trial is set to go to court in July.

Via: BGR

  • ABerry5

    I bet the lawyers are freaking out

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    Huzzah for SALT III.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    Until LG gets a hold of one of the shotty old nukes and manages to launch it 50 ft.

  • Mike

    “The only winning move is not to play.”

    • richcricketz

      I was looking for a deep quote from the Cold War days, looks like you’ve found it for me.

      • Mike

        There’s always “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!”

        • richcricketz

          I wounder if Steve Jobs had an “Apple Patent War Room”… His ego was big enough for it :) You can almost picture it in your mind lol.

    • http://twitter.com/NotSoSiniSter NotSoSiniSter

      War Game. what a good movie. :P

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EEJTMVRUOURWJ6RE2XGUYWNACM Laurel

      just as Janet implied I’m surprised that any body able to get paid $5120 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you read this web page LâzýÇãsh5.Çom

  • Sqube

    By Neptune’s trident, I hope this is true. If they can eventually get over this, think of all the money that could go to R&D, or advertising, or teaching Samsung to love (materials that aren’t plastic), or… well, anything that is not lawyers.

  • MotoRulz

    The back of my Ipod looks like that also..

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      Thought the exact same thing haha