Yeah, it seems that this was the best outcome for both companies. They had a ton of costly litigation scheduled. It was kind of interesting to me that Samsung had to pay up even though the ITC ALJ sided with Samsung in the only ruling so far. But obviously that was one of many issues in front of the courts, and clearly Samsung decided that they had some exposure and that it would be better to come to terms.
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