Apple, AT&T Strike Deal With Patent Co. In Smartphone IP Row

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC on Monday exited a suit by Texas-based patent-holding company SmartPhone Technologies LLC accusing them and several cellphone makers of infringing its communications and Bluetooth patents.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis granted a joint bid by the three companies Friday to dismiss the suit saying they settled it. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the filing, and Judge Davis ruled that each party would pay its own attorneys’ fees and costs, according to his order in Texas federal court....
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