Qualcomm Scored £3.4 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion (£3.45bn to £3.6bn) from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

Spotify Agrees to Fork Over £84 Million to Artists in Class Action Settlement

Spotify has faced a number of accusations regarding violations of copyright in recent years and this week saw one of those looming lawsuits put to bed. On Tuesday, a federal judge approved a $112 million settlement in a class action suit that accused Spotify of failing to adequately pay artists for the use of their music. Read More >>

Smart Sex Toy Maker Agrees to Pay Customers £8.2K Each For Violating Privacy

Smart sex toys have a single core idea: take one of the most personal and private parts of a someone’s life and hook it up to a network designed for blasting information out for all the world to see. Back in August, it came to light that one wired-up Canadian dildo maker had violated its user’s privacy and now it has to pay up, big time. Read More >>

Apple to Settle In-App Purchase Lawsuit With Free iTunes Credit

Apple has announced that it's to settle a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases — that could have involved more than 23 million App Store users! — by bunging the affected parties free iTune credit. Read More >>

This Is the Document Outlining Apple’s Settlement With HTC

Or at least, what you can read of it, because vast swathes have been redacted. Still, there are bits you can actually read, so let's take a look. Read More >>

The Secret HTC-Apple Settlement Might Not Be Quite So Secret

Last month HTC and Apple decided to play nice when they reached a settlement over a patent license. While Apple was forced to tell Samsung how much that deal was worth, it thought the rest of the case was secret — but it turns out that might not quite be the case. Read More >>

HTC: No Way are We Paying Apple £5 Per Phone

Earlier this month it was announced that Apple and HTC reached a patent settlement which would see the Taiwanese phone manufacturer enter into a 10-year licensing agreement. Now, HTC has firmly quashed rumoured figures which suggested they'd pony up $8 (£5) to Cook and co for every Android handset it sold. Read More >>

Apple Forks Out Just £3.2m In Chip Patent Settlement

Apple's been forced to pay up in an out-of-court settlement with Elan Microelectronics to the tune of £3.2m. The patent battle centred around Apple’s infringement of touch-based patents. Ironic considering Cupertino’s been trying to leverage its own multi-touch patents against others for a while now. Read More >>