Apple Settles Patent Fight With Co. Linked To ND Tribe

Law360 (April 19, 2018, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Apple and a company that has ties to a North Dakota-based Native American tribe and holds an electrical circuitry patent have reached an undisclosed deal to settle a dispute Apple brought to challenge the patent’s validity, according to a document filed on Wednesday at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Apple and MEC Resources LLC filed a joint motion to terminate the PTAB proceeding Apple initiated last year over a patent Prowire LLC transferred to MEC Resources, which has described itself in the proceeding as a tribal limited liability company owned by a subsidiary of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the...

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