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Apple agrees to drop patent claims against Samsung

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new phone with a high-end display after said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial US market.

disclosed the agreement in a filing yesterday in US District Court in San Jose, California. Representatives for both and declined to comment.

Last month asked to add the and other products, including several tablet models, to its wide-ranging patent litigation against Samsung.

In response, said the was not available for sale in the United States and should not be included in the case.

won a $1.05 billion verdict against earlier this year but has failed to secure a permanent sales ban against several, mostly older models. The patents is asserting against the are separate from those that went to trial.

started selling the Mini in Europe in October to compete with Apple's iPhone 5. In its filing on Friday in US District Court, for the Northern District of California, said its lawyers were able to purchase “multiple units” of the Mini from Amazon.com Inc’s US retail site and have them delivered in the United States.

But represented that it is not “making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the in the United States.” Based on that, said it agreed to withdraw its patent claims on the Mini, “so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple’s ability later to accuse the if the factual circumstances change.”

loses another copyright suit in China
A Chinese court has fined 1 million yuan ($160,400) for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

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Apple agrees to drop patent claims against Samsung

Apple Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new Samsung phone with a high-end display after Samsung said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial US market.

Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new phone with a high-end display after said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial US market.

disclosed the agreement in a filing yesterday in US District Court in San Jose, California. Representatives for both and declined to comment.

Last month asked to add the and other products, including several tablet models, to its wide-ranging patent litigation against Samsung.

In response, said the was not available for sale in the United States and should not be included in the case.

won a $1.05 billion verdict against earlier this year but has failed to secure a permanent sales ban against several, mostly older models. The patents is asserting against the are separate from those that went to trial.

started selling the Mini in Europe in October to compete with Apple's iPhone 5. In its filing on Friday in US District Court, for the Northern District of California, said its lawyers were able to purchase “multiple units” of the Mini from Amazon.com Inc’s US retail site and have them delivered in the United States.

But represented that it is not “making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the in the United States.” Based on that, said it agreed to withdraw its patent claims on the Mini, “so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple’s ability later to accuse the if the factual circumstances change.”

loses another copyright suit in China
A Chinese court has fined 1 million yuan ($160,400) for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

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Apple agrees to drop patent claims against Samsung

Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new phone with a high-end display after said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial US market.

disclosed the agreement in a filing yesterday in US District Court in San Jose, California. Representatives for both and declined to comment.

Last month asked to add the and other products, including several tablet models, to its wide-ranging patent litigation against Samsung.

In response, said the was not available for sale in the United States and should not be included in the case.

won a $1.05 billion verdict against earlier this year but has failed to secure a permanent sales ban against several, mostly older models. The patents is asserting against the are separate from those that went to trial.

started selling the Mini in Europe in October to compete with Apple's iPhone 5. In its filing on Friday in US District Court, for the Northern District of California, said its lawyers were able to purchase “multiple units” of the Mini from Amazon.com Inc’s US retail site and have them delivered in the United States.

But represented that it is not “making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing the in the United States.” Based on that, said it agreed to withdraw its patent claims on the Mini, “so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple’s ability later to accuse the if the factual circumstances change.”

loses another copyright suit in China
A Chinese court has fined 1 million yuan ($160,400) for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

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