Patent News | "Apple licenses SimpleAir patents"

By : CBR Staff Writer
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Apple reached a confidential license agreement and avoided infringement suit

SimpleAir said Apple has agreed to license the company's patents related to delivery of content on mobile computing devices by entering into a confidential license agreement dated May 16.

The deal settles the 2009 patent infringement litigation with Apple, though the financial details were not revealed.

SimpleAir filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on September 23, 2009, in the US federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The case was set to go to trial on April 23, 2012, in Marshall, Texas before the Honorable Michael H. Schneider.

SimpleAir stated it reached a preliminary settlement with Apple at the courthouse last month, shortly before the trial was set to commence.

SimpleAir also had sued ten other companies including Research In Motion, Walt Disney Co. and Facebook, though court filings reveal that settlement agreements were also reached with all of them.

SimpleAir said it is an inventor-owned technology licensing company with interests and intellectual property in the wireless content delivery, mobile application, and push notification market spaces, which means the company has

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