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Google and Apple Drop Lawsuits Against Each Other, Will Work Together on Patent Reform

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google and Apple have decided to drop all lawsuits between each other and instead work toward “some areas of patent reform.” The lawsuits that have been called off are actually between Motorola and Apple, but since Google still technically owns Motorola until the proposed Lenovo deal is finalized, this was their problem to deal with. 

The WSJ’s report claims that this truce doesn’t mean that the companies are licensing patents from one another. A statement from Apple also noted that this doesn’t affect Apple’s ongoing patent litigation with Samsung, even though Google’s name has been brought up numerous times since Samsung’s devices in question run Android. Finally, Google still faces litigation from Rockstar Consortium, an Apple led group of companies that has been on the attack against Android since 2013.

This is a positive step for these two companies. Unfortunately, this is by no means the end of the patent wars in this industry.

Via:  Wall Street Journal
  • Ted.

    And just maybe Apple and Samsung might…….nahhh That would just make sense.

  • cwillen

    Next week Apple will announce that they’ve actually had Google on double secret litigation all this time…

  • Guest

    Next week Apple will announce that they’ve actually had Google on double secret litigation all this time.

    • cwillen

      Well that’s weird… I delete the post and it posts it anyways as a “guest”…

  • bionicwaffle

    This is great news! Hopefully it will help in the Google/Oracle suite. Maybe Oracle will come to their senses, drop the suite, and join Google and Apple in patent law reform.

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  • I can’t help but think that the notification bar patent is about to be granted to Google and Apple knows it’s not going to be an easy fight for them after that.

  • WallBreaker

    I wonder if this has to do with the fact, that apple’s iphones are starting to follow android instead of lead.

    • Justin Foster


  • A2theC

    HEY! I already copy-written that! Without going into too much detail, my patent is “drop lawsuit, work together”

  • Wyveryx

    Still waiting on the April’s Fools to pop out…

    • Rasperkov

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      • Justin Foster


  • Guest

    So there is a small shred of hope for humanity after all

  • wizardx

    i really doubt it especially with the rockstar suit.

    • michael arazan

      They all collaborated on 4.5 Billion for Rockstar, they will want to get their money back plus a few hundred percent interest

  • breadable

    Hell hath frozen over

    • michael arazan

      Just the calm before the storm.

  • Daniel Russell


  • TopXKiller

    Only about a day late DL

    • JRUIV

      haha, they have a life and you don’t obviously. Can’t they enjoy Friday night?

      • michael arazan

        That’s what Google Alerts is for, works well to for new pieces of info, even for specific quoted ones

        • JRomeo

          Google Alerts? is that an app you install?

  • Ray

    Apple will never let their grudge with Samsung go…and rightful so…its all jokes at this point though

  • Maxim∑

    Thats nice, although I’m sure this was one reason Google bought Motorola. All thats left is Samsung…

    • Justin Foster

      This just in: Google buys Windows patents and resumes the legal onslaught against Apple.