07/03/2011 02:14 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2011

Samsung Drops Patent Suit Against Apple, But Legal Fight Rages On

Samsung Electronics Co. dropped a patent-infringement suit against Apple Inc. (AAPL), filed at a U.S. federal court in April in response to allegations its Galaxy products copied the iPhone and iPad.

Samsung Electronics dropped the suit on June 30 "to streamline the legal proceedings," Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company, said today in a telephone interview. Samsung will continue to defend its patent rights through a counter-claim in an earlier suit Apple filed at the same court in San Jose, California, he said.

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