Apple, Google agree to bury hatchet over patents

May 19, 2014, 1:21 AM EDT
People walk past Apple's Fifth Avenue store on Earth Day in Midtown Manhattan on April 22, 2014 in New York City.
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Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents. In a joint statement, the companies said they would work together in "some areas of patent reform". But the deal did not include licensing their technology to each other.
Background:
Apple and Google settle patent row [BBC]
Apple, Google settle litigation over smartphone technology [USA Today]

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