Cisco and Apple have settled their dispute over the trademark name iPhone. No financial terms were disclosed, however, both companies have agreed to dismiss any pending suits.

Cisco, who has held the trademark name iPhone for years, has agreed to allow Apple to use the name iPhone on their new handheld device set to hit Cingular shelves this June “in exchange for exploring wide-ranging ‘interoperability’ between the companies’ products in the areas of security, consumer and business communications.” Cisco will continue to use the name iPhone on it’s Linksys VoIP device.

I wouldn’t be shocked if some type of Linksys branded VoIP client appears on the Apple iPhone before it is all said and done.


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