Samsung revealed that it will drop its requests to have Apple products banned in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The company will continue to pursue litigation against Apple, however, and legal solutions are being pursued by both sides on a global scale.
"Samsung has decided to withdraw our injunction requests against Apple on the basis of our standard essential patents pending in European courts, in the interest of protecting consumer choice," said Samsung in a statement. "We strongly believe it is better when companies compete fairly in the marketplace, rather than in court."
Apple was recently denied a request to have certain Samsung devices banned from sale in the U.S.