Here’s How Apple Stays Legally Healthy

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has settled a lawsuit dating back to 2009 with technology licensing company SimpleAir. As part of the agreement, the iPhone maker will start licensing patents related to mobile-data transmission technology from the entity.

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In September 2009, SimpleAir had filed a suit against Apple and other major companies including Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), alleging infringement of its patents related to mobile notifications. RIM had requested a re-examination of two of SimpleAir’s patents last May.

SimpleAir, which is a nonpracticing entity, focuses on the wireless and mobile spaces. In its complaint, it alleged that said the companies were infringing on the “generation, processing, and/or delivery of content, notifications, and updates to or for mobile computing devices,” which it said formed a part of patents it holds.

The Texas-based company also targeted Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Motorola (NASDAQ:GOOG), Samsung, and several other mobile companies in a separate suit filed last September.

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