Apple drops attempt to ban older Samsung devices from being imported into the U.S.
Samsung has apparently told Apple that it will not oppose Apple's plan to dismiss the appeal. Back in May, Samsung and Apple faced off in another patent trial that dealt with more recent devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S III. Apple was awarded $119.6 million, making it a victory for Samsung. The latter was also awarded $158,400 from Apple on its cross claim.
We don't want to read too much into this action by Apple, because these are much older Samsung models that would have been banned. So before we start talking about a new era of cooperation between the two rivals, we need to see Apple and Samsung reach an agreement on something with more substance.