Just last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "In Motorola vs. Apple Case, Motorola Hunts for Documents and Source Code from Oracle in Connection to Apple's iCloud." This was a case that Motorola had launched against Apple in both Illinois and Florida. In that report we questioned whether the lawsuit was being funded by Lenovo or Google. This was a classic example of novation. Tonight we got our answer: it was Google. In late breaking news Google's Motorola Mobility Unit and Apple agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphones, ending one of the highest lawsuits in technology.
In a joint statement on Friday, the companies said the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents. In additon, "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," as they have with the Innovation Act.
Google and Apple informed a federal appeals court in Washington that their cases against each other should be dismissed, according to filings on Friday. However, the deal does not apply to Apple's litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
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