“Apple Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new Samsung phone with a high-end display after Samsung said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial U.S. market,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters. “Apple disclosed the agreement in a filing on Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California.”

“Last month Apple asked to add the Galaxy S III Mini and other Samsung products, including several tablet models, to its wide-ranging patent litigation against Samsung,” Levine reports. “In response, Samsung said the Galaxy S III Mini was not available for sale in the United States and should not be included in the case.”

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