Apple has been battling Samsung for years over various cases of patent infringement, but today marks a cooperative partnership with Google. They have signed a cross-license agreement that spans over 10-years where the two companies gain access to each other's industry-leading patent portfolios.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the agreement covers a broad range of technologies and business areas. Overall, it sounds like Samsung and Google will work in the spirit of advancing technology, rather than hindering its development.
Samsung and Google want to show that arguing about patents is 'needless'Seungho Ahn, the man at Samsung when it comes to intellectual property, said ''This agreement with Google is highly significant for the technology industry. Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unnecessary patent disputes.''
Oddly enough let Apple develop certain parts of the iPhone by Samsung, so there has been a basic - but a further deal between Apple and Samsung will probably never come.