The testy patent battle
between LG and Sony has finally come to an end, now that the companies have decided to lay down their arms and call a truce. In a statement issued today, an LG spokeswoman declared
that the two parties have "agreed to drop patent infringement lawsuits against each other," adding that they've struck a cross-licensing deal on the TVs, smartphones and other gadgets in question. A Sony representative
confirmed this, but did not offer further details. The spat began back in December, when Sony filed a complaint
with the ITC over a handful of allegedly patent infringing LG mobile devices. The Korean manufacturer later struck back
with an ITC complaint of its own, targeting Sony products like the Bravia and PlayStation 3
. Now, however, the two have apparently learned how to play nice, though details on their settlement remain scarce. As soon as we have them, we'll pass them along.