After more than two years of dispute have reached an agreement, Apple and the chip group Qualcomm to ensure that all mutual claims are dropped, informed the company. Apple is going to pay money to Qualcomm. In addition, the two companies would complete a patent agreement, for six years. Pay and conditions were not disclosed.
Apple and Qualcomm had argued over patents, and several billions of euros. The agreement came shortly after the start of a great process in California: Apple accused Qualcomm to demand too high a licenses its patents to hinder competition. The group countered the accusation that Apple would use in its Smartphones Qualcomm inventions without a patent license.
The agreement could be Apple with 5G Smartphones
Qualcomm's help had been set by last December, even a sales ban of some older iPhones in Germany, among other things, because it Chips the competition were built with similar functions Apple skirted this prohibition by selling in this country Smartphones, where again communication chips from Qualcomm were, instead of from the competitor of Intel.
The large process in California had been planned for four to five weeks. Observers had expected that several Top managers such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Qualcomm CEO Steve minor head will be called to the stand. It should go to a lawsuit from Apple against Qualcomm in the year 2017. The court had made it on the first day, nine members of the jury to select, and on Tuesday the position of ran took the Apple lawyers, as surprisingly, the agreement was announced.
as part of The settlement, the six-year patent deal may be extended for a further two years. In addition, there is a multi-year agreement for chip deliveries. Apple gets a possibility of faster devices for the new 5G wireless data. The Chips, however, Qualcomm is a leader.