OCADO is to be paid £200m in a deal with Norwegian company Autostore which accused it of breaching patents.

In a joint statement released on Saturday, Ocado Group, the automated supermarket company, and Autostore said they have settled their longrunning dispute over robot patents.

A High Court judge ruled in March Autostore's "patents were invalid" and regardless, Ocado did not infringe them.

In 2020, Autostore tried to protect six patents that it said Ocado had breached, and launched a legal battle.

Autostore is to pay Ocado £200m in 24 monthly instalments starting in July 2023 under the new settlement.


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