Apple and Qualcomm settle licensing dispute amid trial’s opening arguments


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Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent licensing battle, ending a two-year dispute the day after their trial kicked off in San Diego. 

The two sides announced the surprise agreement through a joint press release Tuesday at the same time lawyers were presenting their opening arguments in a courthouse in Southern California. Apple and its contract manufacturers had given their statements, and Qualcomm’s head lawyer had nearly finished his remarks when the courtroom buzzed with the unexpected news. 

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