Samsung offers to end tech wars

Samsung has offered to defuse ongoing patent disputes between tech companies in Europe by refraining from further litigation for five years. The offer could help the technology company to avert a possible £11.3bn fine that Samsung could face after the European Commission said last year that its patent lawsuits broke EU antitrust rules.

Samsung and Apple are battling each other in courts in more than 10 countries, over patent issues connected to mobile products.