Apple to pay $4.2 billion to settle patent infringement claims
Bloomberg Apple has paid $4 billion to resolve patent infringement cases against it in the United States and in China, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Chinese government announced Tuesday.
The government also filed a complaint against Apple, which was the first of three patent claims that have been resolved with Apple.
The Justice Department said it will pay $3.8 billion in total for all the cases that Apple has been named in.
The total is a record for the DOJ, which has pursued more than 100 patent cases against Apple.
The company said the settlement is the result of years of efforts by both parties.
Apple agreed to pay the U,S.
government $3 billion in an agreement in November, but it’s unclear whether it paid a share of the money because the U’s case is ongoing.
The government had asked for the $3 million payment as part of the settlement.
“Apple’s conduct in infringing on intellectual property in the U .
S. was serious, pervasive, and pervasive and continued throughout its existence,” Assistant Attorney General Michael Horowitz said in a statement.
“Apple made many false and misleading statements to investors, investors were misled by those false and false statements, and investors lost faith in the fairness and integrity of the courts.
The parties will work together to address these issues and to ensure that Apple’s conduct is never repeated.”
The settlement also requires Apple to provide a full and accurate account of its compliance with U.K. and Chinese law.
The companies will also cooperate with the government’s ongoing investigations into alleged illegal activity in the region, including the investigation of the theft of Apple’s intellectual property.