Samsung, Google Ink Global Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 12:57 PM EST) -- Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. struck a long-term patent cross-licensing deal, bolstering the existing, unofficial partnership between the maker the Android smartphone operating system and the most popular devices that use it, the companies announced Sunday.

The global intellectual property agreement, covering the use of unspecified existing patents along with patents expected to be filed during the next decade, was billed as a model of collaboration between two leaders in the technology sector, which has seen a number of bitter, high-profile infringement battles in...
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