Tech giant Samsung is now a 10 year old patent-agreement with Google to ensure the Android platform against competitors.
Although it seems that Apple and Samsung will bury the hatchet, so there is no guarantee that it is actually going to happen when the parties meet in mid February.
Until now it is Apple, which must be said to have been the winning party, but that may soon change. Samsung has just announced in a press release that they have entered into a Global Patent-licensing deal with search giant Google. It writes our site.
There are indications that Google’s former Motorola-buying and related patents, can help the entire Android platform, in the long term with Samsung as figurehead. Cooperation, which is in force over the next 10 years, will undoubtedly strengthen the companies’ position in the current and future patent disputes against competitors like Apple.
“We are pleased to enter into a reciprocal licensing agreement with our partner Samsung,” says Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel for Patents at Google. “By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the risk of lawsuits, and instead focus on innovation”
Samsung is also pleased with the agreement, and also believe that it shows the way for the whole industry.
“This agreement with Google has great significance for the entire technology industry,” says Dr. Seungho Ahn, Chief of Samsung’s Intellectual Property Center. “Samsung and Google shows the rest of the industry, that there is more to gain by cooperating than dragging each other in court over unnecessary patent disputes”.
How Apple and Nokia sees cooperation between Samsung and Google is uncertain, but it is nevertheless a good thing that some tech giants can beat the team up.
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