Apple, SanDisk Settle Texas MP3 Patent Spat

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Apple Inc. and SanDisk Corp. have both reached settlements with Texas MP3 Technologies Ltd. in the licensing company's infringement suit over a portable digital music player patent.

Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham IV of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted the two stipulated motions Friday. The rulings dismiss all claims and counterclaims between the patent-holding company and the two electronics giants with prejudice following agreements that Apple and SanDisk reached individually with Texas MP3.

Additional details on the settlements are confidential and...
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