Apple, WiLAN Sign Patent License Agreement Resolve Dispute

WiLAN said on Tuesday it had signed a patent license agreement with Apple and settled all pending litigation, weeks after the iPhone maker won a patent dispute on wireless technology with the company.

In February, Apple convinced a U.S. appeals court to reject a $ 85 million (about Rs. 650 crore) jury award to Canadian patent licensing company WiLAN following a 2020 retrial. Apple has asked the Federal Circuit to remove the award for several reasons, including problems. with the testimony of WiLAN experts.

Apple sued WiLAN Quarterhill in 2014 and sought a decision that it did not infringe on patents related to allocating bandwidth in wireless networks. WiLAN claims that the iPhone 5 and 6 models infringe on its patents by using the LTE wireless standard.

WiLAN’s core business is to acquire ownership of intellectual property and then charge a fee to the company that uses it.

The latest agreement includes the settlement and dismissal of all disputes between WiLAN, its subsidiary Polaris and Apple in the United States, Canada and Germany. The terms of the agreement, however, were not disclosed.

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