Google and LG have signed a 10-year patent cross-licensing agreement under which the companies will gain access to each other's intellectual property.
The agreement covers the two companies' existing patents as well as those that will be filed over the next 10 years.
LG announced the deal on its website, welcoming the extended relationship and the potential future benefits. The alternative would be a long drawn out court battle similar to that which Google went through with Oracle over Android.
"We're pleased to enter into this agreement with a leading global technology company like LG," said Allen Lo, deputy general counsel for patents at Google.
"By working together on cross-licences like this, companies can focus on bringing great products and services to consumers around the world."
LG is closely aligned to Google and its Android software, and recently announced that Android Lollipop 5.0 is confirmed to arrive on the LG G3 smartphone and Android-based smartwatch. LG said that this co-operation will continue.
"LG values its relationship with Google, and this agreement underscores both companies' commitment to developing new products and technologies that enhance consumers' lives," said J.H. Lee, executive vice president and head of the LG Electronics Intellectual Property Centre, in a statement.
Google signed a similar deal with Samsung in January as the major technology companies look to put the patent wars that blighted the industry in 2012 behind them.
However, other legal issues remain on the agenda with Microsoft and Samsung facing a potentially heavy-hitting case that has arisen due to Microsoft's purchase of Nokia, which Samsung claims invalidates a proir agreement between the firms.
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