Samsung and Google sign patent deal
Deal will allow access to new and existing patents across range of technologies
Samsung and Google have signed a global deal to access each others patents.
The deal, which will cover all existing patents and any filed in the next ten years, is intended to encourage further co-operation between the two companies. Samsung
The global patent cross-license agreement covers a broad range of technologies and business areas.
"We're pleased to enter into a cross-license with our partner Samsung," said Allen Lo, Deputy General Counsel for Patents at Google. "By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the potential for litigation and focus instead on innovation."
"This agreement with Google is highly significant for the technology industry," said Dr Seungho Ahn, the Head of Samsung's Intellectual Property Center. "Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unnecessary patent disputes."