The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. For what seems like forever at this point, Apple and Qualcomm have been going back and forth at one another over various royalty disputes. It was ex… Qualcomm initially filed its first patent infringement back in 2017 arguing that Apple was using patented technology without properly compensating Qualcomm. It’s time for Apple to pay up. 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. Per the release:
Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. However, on April 16, 2019, the two companies issued out a press release to announce that they’ve reached a settlement. Apple and Qualcomm have both taken turns delivering blows to one another over the last couple of years, and just this past Monday, trial proceedings had begun in San Diego.