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Imagination Technologies has placed its patents row with Apple on a formal footing, confirming to the City that it has opened a dispute resolution process because—it says—attempts to settle a licence and royalty deal with the iPhone maker remain at a standstill.
In April, the British chip design company hinted that a IP row was brewing by claiming that Apple’s own chip designs might breach Imagination Technologies’ patents.
The company, which derives roughly half of its revenues from a licensing deal from Apple, learned last month that the Tim Cook-run multinational planned to ditch the UK-based semiconductor supplier by 2019.
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