Apple filed a joint court filing in federal court in California on Friday, stating that it intends to settle a case against tech company Rivos for allegedly stealing its trade secrets pertaining to computer chip technology.

The businesses reported to the Northern District of California US District Court that they had

“signed an agreement that potentially settles the case,” and that the agreement allows Apple to examine Rivos’ systems and recover any confidential information.

Requests for comments and additional details regarding the settlement were not immediately answered by representatives for Apple or Rivos.

In2022, “stealth” startup Rivos was sued by Apple. It claimed that Rivos, a company based in Mountain View, California, had hired away dozens of its engineers and utilized its proprietary knowledge to create rival “system-on-chip” (SoC) technology.

Integrated circuits, or SoCs, are chips that contain many computer components, such as visual processing units and central processing units, on one chip. During almost a decade of study and billions of dollars, Apple claimed in the complaint that its SoC designs had “revolutionized the personal and mobile computing worlds.”

Rejecting the accusations, Rivos asserted that Apple had “sought to punish Rivos and any Apple employees who may seek to work there since the moment Apple learned about the promising startup.” For unfair competition, it countersued Apple in September of last year.

Last month, Apple resolved related allegations made against six former workers who quit the business to work for Rivos.

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