- Apple (AAPL) and Motorola Mobility (GOOG) have agreed to settle all outstanding litigation between the companies in a deal that (notably) doesn't feature a patent cross-license. Apple and Google have also "agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform."
- The settlement comes ahead of the $2.91B sale of Motorola Mobility by Google to Lenovo (LNVGY). Google has said it'll retail most of Motorola's sizable patent portfolio.
- Apple settled its legal battle with HTC in 2012. That agreement included a cross-licensing deal with undisclosed terms.
- Is Samsung (SSNLF) next? Apple's legal victories against Samsung haven't made a large dent in Samsung's balance sheet, nor done much to affect Samsung's Android phone sales. Apple and Samsung execs held mediated talks in February, and also reportedly discussed a settlement last year.
at CNBC.com (Nov 19, 2014)