The deal could help Apple grow its market share in China when it kicks in next month.
Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.
As a sanction for leaking confidential information, Apple also wants Samsung to be prevented from bringing an injunction in another case.
Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com said Sunday the company plans to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less to customers by using unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps as early as 2015.
DSS Technology alleges that Apple infringed on two patents covering the use of wireless peripheral devices that DSS recently acquired.
Samsung wanted the court to stay a damages retrial pending reexamination of an Apple patent, but a judge said no.
Apple did not disclose how it would use the PrimeSense technology, which was used to power the Kinect motion sensing device in the original Xbox.
Samsung Electronics continued to dominate the smartphone market in the third quarter, which also saw quarterly shipments cross 250 million for the first time, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Apple had been accused of infringing a patent relating to CDMA and HSPA communications technologies, but a federal jury ruled in the company's favor.
Samsung's lawyers may have provided their clients access to highly confidential information such as Apple's patent licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips, according to a court document.
Apple has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, passing Coca-Cola which held the top position for 13 years, according to a report released by brand consultancy Interbrand.
Japan's largest mobile carrier had previously resisted offering the iPhone despite competition from Japanese carriers like SoftBank, but now it's offering the iPhone 5c and 5s.
In its bid to boost its acceptance in physical retail stores, PayPal has introduced technology that will enable people running its app on smartphones to automatically check in at stores and restaurants.