The agreement marks the latest collaboration among tech giants. In the past weeks, Samsung also reached deals with Google and Ericsson.
The two companies are pretty vague about the terms but take veiled shots at Apple.
The two companies will share intellectual property on a "broad range of products and services," including those for certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products.
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The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.
Software giant and printer maker Lexmark enter a patent cross-licensing agreement, designed to encompass a wide swath of their products.
The new patent cross-licensing agreement is designed to protect both companies from patent lawsuits.
The Korean electronics giant agrees to make ongoing royalty payments to Ericsson under a cross-licensing deal on cellular technologies.
A German company claims that the iPhone maker has violated one of its patents related to cellular technology.
An executive at the chipmaker dismisses Intel's recent words as a media blitz and says that the issue has since "died down."