The company says it will negotiate with Apple about potential alternative ways to license its technology. Imagination Technologies stresses that developing a mobile GPU is very complicated and claims Apple is unlikely to be able to do so without infringing on its patent portfolio. Apple on the other hand is confident it can design a GPU without Imagination's technology:
However, Imagination Technologies disputes the claims that Apple will be able to rollout an independent GPU architecture without infringing on its patent portfolio. In a statement, the company said:
Apple has not presented any evidence to substantiate its assertion that it will no longer require Imagination’s technology, without violating Imagination’s patents, intellectual property and confidential information. This evidence has been requested by Imagination but Apple has declined to provide it. Further, Imagination believes that it would be extremely challenging to design a brand new GPU architecture from basics without infringing its intellectual property rights, accordingly Imagination does not accept Apple’s assertions.