Google and Apple settle their patent Disputes

The Apple logo is pictured on the front of the company's flagship retail store near signs for the central subway project in San Francisco, CaliforniaGoogle and Apple have not been good friends since the introductory of Google’s Android mobile operating system. The war between this two Companies is the biggest war ever on the technology scene. There were more than 20 ongoing lawsuits in the US & Germany that Google and Apple faced all along. Last evening, in a joint statement, Apple and Google came announced all of the war between them is over. They will be ending the patent cases and will instead work to reform patent law.

“Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform,” the statement said.

The lawsuit was filed over claimed patent infringements in the US Company iPhone and smartphones made by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that runs on the Android OS. This deal ends direct litigation between Apple and Google. But any of the cases Apple has pending against other Android OEMs, has not ended.

For those who have been following this trend. In 2011 Apple formed the Rockstar Consortium together with Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson & Sony and acquired the Nortel patents in 2011. Rockstar then sued Google in 2013 holding those patents. This are the cases that Google will not be exempted from, and so will continue to run their course.

Google acquired Motorola Mobility in 2012 for $12.5 billion, and this year announced was selling Motorola Mobility hardware business to Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo, while keeping the vast majority of the patents. The deal is still pending regulatory approval.

The Flextronics plant that will be building the new Motorola smartphone "Moto X" in Fort Worth, Texas

SOURCE: Reuters

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