Samsung and Apple settle their lg-standing dispute

Apple and Samsung settled an going legal battle that lasted seven years, according to court documents filed with the Northern California District Court this morning.

In the document, Apple and Samsung said that they had agreed to drop and settle the remaining claims and counterclaims in the legal battle of design patents that brought them back to court in May.


The terms of the settlement were not included in the court document, but the jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $ 539 milli as a result of the May Damages Review.

Plaintiff Apple Inc. and Defendants Samsung Electrics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electrics America, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunicatis America, LLC wish to inform the Court that they have agreed to aband and settle their claims and their counterclaims in this matter.

IT IS STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties and subject to the approval of the Court, that under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 41 (a) and 41 (c), all the other claims and counterclaims in this acti are terminated with prejudice to the extent that they are still pending, and all parties must bear the costs and fees of their attorneys.

The legal dispute between Apple and Samsung has ctinued since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung for infringing Apple's design patents. with five Android devices sold between 2010 and 2011.

Samsung was found guilty of violating Apple's patents in 2012, but both companies have spent the last six years getting rid of …

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