Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)
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Apple and Qualcomm agreed to dismiss all litigation between the two companies world-wide, ending a long-brewing legal battle over how royalties are collected on innovations in smartphone technology. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.
--- In a press release, Apple and Qualcomm said they reached a six-year license agreement.
--- That's effective from April 1. They added that the settlement includes a one-time payment from Apple to Qualcomm.
--- Shares of Qualcomm jumped more than 17% following the news, while Apple shares rose slightly.
--- Earlier Monday, in a courtroom, Apple had accused Qualcomm of forcing customers to pay twice...
--- ...to gain access to its chips, as trial arguments got under way.
Why This Matters
The two-year feud started as global smartphone sales slowed, pressuring both companies' businesses. Apple's legal challenge has left it without access to Qualcomm's market-leading 5G modem chips, putting its most important product, the iPhone, a step behind Android competitors in the race to the next big advance in wireless.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 17, 2019 03:53 ET (07:53 GMT)
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