Dolby and Research in Motion have struck a deal together, abruptly ending what would have been a pretty nasty lawsuit between the two companies. The companies reached a licensing agreement, when Dolby Digital found out that Research In Motion was utilizing some of their technology without having first paid for its unlocked Blackberry Bold 9900, Torch 9810. This was a huge problem, as Dolby Digital maintained that they felt that they were owed backpay as a result.
Research In Motion and Dolby Digital ended up reaching a license agreement that kept both companies from having to go to court over the issue. The company was looking for them to recover the financial damages that they were forced to incur, when Research In Motion use their efficient digital audio compression technology.
The amount that they were able to save throughout the process in settling was probably a large amount of otherwise they would not have done it. They have continued to pursue the lawsuit since they first filed it, likely in an effort to get them to this level to wrap up the negotiations.
Research in Motion has been on a mission to get their market share up to where it was previously after dripping a significant amount over the course of the last few years. The have announced a number of huge upcoming releases and likely did not want their momentum to be slowed by a public lawsuit.