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Dell-EMC, Pure Storage disengage from legal brawl

Lawyers weep as retirement plans go AWOL and Dell gets payment

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The IP dispute between Pure Storage and (Dell) EMC is over with Pure paying some cash to Dell and getting a licence to the disputed patent.

The background to the dispute can be read here, following the hot-links through the stories.

It seems two things prompted the settlement: the setting aside of a $14m award to EMC in September and the imposition of a fresh trial. This, together with Dell completing its acquisition of EMC, have helped the two parties to agree a deal.

The announcement was terse:

Pure Storage and EMC today have agreed to settle all litigation between the two companies. The specific terms of the settlement are confidential, but include a payment to Dell, the dismissal of all litigation between the parties, mutual releases and a license to the disputed patent.

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