Cisco Wants iPhone “Interoperability” with Products

Apple Cisco Interoperability

Regarding the Cisco-Apple lawsuit, Cisco CEO John Chambers said today that what his company wants from Apple, instead of money, is “interoperability, or the ability of the Apple phone to work smoothly with Cisco product.”

In a joint statement, the two tech giants said:

Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.

Without a doubt, this “interoperability” will be more lucrative for Cisco than ridding Apple of the iPhone name would be. Seems like a bit of a burden for Apple. But I guess that’s the price you pay for stealing someone’s trademark.

…via Biz Journals.

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