Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, IDG News Service

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

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Apple, Samsung drop some patent claims as trial approaches

Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop some of the patent infringement claims they have filed against each other in a move aimed at simplifying litigation between the two companies when the jury trial begins next week.