Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

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They've been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years — battling over intellectual property rights. The companies will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts.

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NPR's Business News starts with a smartphone cease-fire. Apple and Samsung are agreeing to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the United States. They have been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years, battling over intellectual property rights for the design and technology that goes into their mobile devices. The companies do plan to continue to pursue existing cases in United States courts.

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