Apple and Qualcomm End Historic Lawsuit with Surprising Settlement
Just when everyone thought that nothing can bring Apple and Qualcomm back together, the two companies announced a historic settlement of their global patent dispute.
Apple says both firms agreed to drop all litigation, including with Cupertino’s contract manufacturers. At the same time, the two reached a global patent license agreement and a chipset supply agreement.
“Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement,” Apple announces.
In plain English, here’s how the collaboration between Apple and Qualcomm is going to work from now on.
Qualcomm modems on iPhones