Samsung and Apple just announced that they have agreed to drop all patent suits against each other in countries outside the United States, Bloomberg reports. The two companies will drop suits against each other in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy. This agreement does not include any licensing agreements, though. This has no effect on United States battles either.
This is one of those rare cases where it’s probably safe to say, “Steve Jobs would never have…”
But it was also the right thing to do.
Yes, Android was a stolen good — but that cat is out of the barn door and is no longer worth two in the bush.