A deal settles all lawsuits pending outside the US, but US patent lawsuits between the two are unaffected.
Micron, one of the last holdouts, settles over DRAM memory patents. The deal includes Elpida, a major supplier to Apple.
The U.S. District Court judge said that the companies have "no interest in efficiently and expeditiously" resolving their dispute over Motorola Mobility patents.
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.
The chipmaker is accusing Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing its patents related to the company's core graphics technology.
Bill aimed at reducing patent litigation removed from agenda after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on key details.
Commentary: As Apple's self-destructive campaign against Android winds down, all that's left to fight over are damages in two US cases involving basic design elements.
Bose says Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, soon to be owned by Apple, copy five of its patents.
The tech companies battled in a San Jose, Calif., court over patents. CNET breaks down what happened during the monthlong trial.
If Apple thinks Google's Android infringes its mobile tech, the two should go head-to-head, jury members in the Apple v. Samsung trial say.