Apple has withdrawn one of its many legal challenges against Samsung, relating to a case in 2012, as the warring between the two firms starts to fade.
Apple secured a $1bn victory in a case between the two firms in August 2012. However, it did not secure the sales ban on the 23 devices it had asked for, so Apple filed an appeal. However, the firm has now given up on the case.
In a motion filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Apple said it had spoken to Samsung, which was fine with the case being withdrawn, and so asked the court to dismiss the case.
“Counsel for Apple has conferred with counsel for Samsung […] regarding the substance of this motion. Samsung does not oppose the relief requested in this motion and will not file a response,” it said.
“Apple accordingly requests that the Court grant its motion and dismiss its cross-appeal and reform the official caption to reflect the dismissal. A proposed order is attached.”
The 2012 case represented the height of the Samsung-Apple legal spat, that at one point reached courts in countries across the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea.
Since then, though, with neither side gaining much ground against the other and with endless counter-suits and appeals taking place, it appears the firms are more willing to fight it out in the smartphone market, rather than the courts for supremacy.
Apple is due to unveil its iPhone 6 devices later in 2014, with reports suggesting two models will be released with different screen sizes. Hopes are also high for the long-rumoured iWatch to make an appearance too.
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