Samsung reaches deal with German firm on lawsuits
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Friday it has reached a deal with German lighting group Osram to settle all their global patent lawsuits, as it continues a high-stakes United States (US) court battle with Apple.
The two firms will dismiss all the suits as quickly as possible and a settlement is expected to be finalised by the end of this month, Samsung said in a statement following the out-of-court agreement.
As part of the deal the companies had reached licencing agreements for each other's LED (light-emitting diode) patents, it said.
They had also signed a memorandum of understanding on possible joint development of future LED-based products.