IBM will pay a $25.4 million fine to resolve a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Intel Corp. against the chipmaker.
The settlement was announced Monday by the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division, which said IBM committed to providing Intel with information on its alleged patent infringement.
The company said the agreement with Intel covers a number of patents and software patents.
IBM was accused of patent infringement by Intel in July 2016, and it has been battling for years over patent claims that were granted to Intel, and later withdrawn by Intel.
IBM is expected to pay a fine of $250 million.
IBM said the settlement does not affect the company’s other pending patent cases.
The Justice Department has been seeking Intel to pay royalties for its use of the IBM’s patented technology for decades.
The deal includes an agreement to settle IBM’s pending patent litigation with Intel.
Intel declined to comment.
The agreement does not address whether IBM would pay royalties to Intel in the future.
The federal government is seeking a record number of patent suits filed against companies in the semiconductor industry, the highest total since at least 2007, according to a Bloomberg analysis.