Apple, Amazon End ‘App Store’ Lawsuit

Reuters:

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday ordered that the case be dismissed at the companies’ request. This came after Apple issued to Amazon a covenant not to sue, eliminating the need for a related Amazon counterclaim.

“We no longer see a need to pursue our case,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said. “With more than 900,000 apps and 50 billion downloads, customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps.”

Martin Glick, a lawyer for Amazon, said in an interview, “This was a decision by Apple to unilaterally abandon the case, and leave Amazon free to use ‘appstore.’”

β˜… Tuesday, 9 July 2013

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