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Short Take: Apple and Quintal settle patent dispute

Apple Computer and San Francisco start-up Quintal Research Group settled a two-year-old dispute over an iconic data management system patent owned by Quintal. Quintal had alleged that Apple's HyperCard and System 7 software infringed on Quintal's patented DataSurfer technology. Under the settlement, Apple will licence the technology from Quintal and will pay the company an undisclosed amount.

Apple Computer and San Francisco start-up Quintal Research Group settled a two-year-old dispute over an iconic data management system patent owned by Quintal. Quintal had alleged that Apple's HyperCard and System 7 software infringed on Quintal's patented DataSurfer technology. Under the settlement, Apple will licence the technology from Quintal and will pay the company an undisclosed amount.