Google's shares were up 1 percent at $1,145 in premarket trading
The "long-term" agreement is an effective way to help prevent
unnecessary patent lawsuits, the companies said in a statement.
"We're pleased to enter into this cross-license, and we welcome
discussions with any company interested in a similar arrangement,"
said Allen Lo, Google's deputy general counsel for patents.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Google last month reached a global patent agreement with Samsung
Electronics Co Ltd.
Most of the large technology companies, including Apple Inc, are
involved in multiple patent litigations against each other, with the
majority involving smartphone patents.
(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore;
editing by Savio
D'Souza and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)
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