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Apple, Cisco settle iPhone dispute

Apple and Cisco said late Wednesday that they have settled their dispute involving the iPhone trademark. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies are free to use the “iPhone” trademark on their products, and each side will dismiss any pending actions regarding the trademark. In addition, Apple and Cisco will “explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications,” according to an announcement from the companies.

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1

Holy Schnikes; that’s not the outcome I was expecting.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on February 21, 2007 at 8:08 PM (PDT)

2

Apple wins. Hooray. But srsly, this is the real big guy crushing the little guys head. I think this outcome is a bad sign of things to come.

Posted by eatitforlunch on February 21, 2007 at 10:29 PM (PDT)

3

“Bad sign of things to come” ?

How in the world would you say that. This is the best possible thing that could have happened.

This may mean that the iPhone (from apple) will be able to interoperate with Cisco’s Presence and telephony solutions which would only increase the potential market opportunity for the iPhone (apple) and make it way more relevant for business users !

Posted by Wobbly on February 21, 2007 at 11:41 PM (PDT)

4

Big Guy; Little Guy?
Cisco is a huge company, easily as big as Apple, andwhile not in the same Market (with the exception of Linksys) , definitely in the same Niche.
Cisco market some of the best networking hardware available, Apple market some of the best Desktop Computers.
If anything, it’s one Big guy ticking another Bug guy’s Ear, rather than an entire crushing of the head.

Posted by Dan Woods on February 21, 2007 at 11:48 PM (PDT)

5

Big guy crushing little guy? Which way do you mean?  Cisco has a market capitalization of $165 billion (US) and Apple has a market cap of $76.9 billion (US).

Posted by Gitzman in Chicago on February 22, 2007 at 7:06 AM (PDT)

6

This was the best outcome for both parties; Apple can benefit from Cisco in the long run.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on February 22, 2007 at 11:44 PM (PDT)

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