SimpleAir ( — a Texas-based company says it’s entered a confidential license agreement with Apple pursuant to which Apple has taken a license to SimpleAir’s patents. The agreement settles the litigation with Apple.

SimpleAir filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Sept. 23, 2009, in the U.S. federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas. The case was set to go to trial on April 23, 2012, in Marshall, Texas, before Judge Michael H. Schneider. SimpleAir and Apple reached the principal terms of a settlement at the courthouse shortly before the trial commenced.

SimpleAir describes itself as “an inventor-owned technology licensing company with interests and intellectual property in the wireless content delivery, mobile application, and push notification market spaces.” As noted by “AppleInsider” (, “SimpleAir does not appear to have any actual products available for sale.”