Apple and Sorenson Media on Wednesday announced a settlement to a lawsuit that was first launched by Apple in April 2002. The companies said the “settlement provides for the dismissal of all claims and counterclaims,” but provided no further information.
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Sorenson makes a compression codec used Apple’s QuickTime product. Apple launched the suit to block Sorenson from licensing similar software to Macromedia, which Apple said it paid Sorenson US$4.5 million for the rights to use in QuickTime.
Sorenson responded to the lawsuit by saying that the compression software Macromedia uses in its Flash Player is different from the one Apple uses in QuickTime. they added that the suit had no merit and hoped the companies can resolve the dispute out of court.
In July Sorenson countersued Apple filing claims for breach of contract, fraud and related claims in Federal Court in San Jose, CA.