Not limited to the claim with the requirement to pay $1 billion filed against Qualcomm in the United States and China, Apple filed a similar suit in the UK. According to the “Apple” giant, Qualcomm has violated the obligation to license the patents that are part of cellular standards.
Apple representatives said that the chip maker has not complied with the obligation to license the patents that are part of cellular standards, for accessible and non-discriminatory conditions. Patent numbers on the record, dated March 2, is not specified.
Qualcomm — the primary supplier of chips that connect smartphones to cellular networks. Its products purchases not only Apple but also Samsung. Together, these two companies provided 40% of revenue Qualcomm, in the last fiscal year amounted to $23.5 billion.
The essence of the claims Apple made in earlier claims, is that Qualcomm allegedly demanded inflated license fees. At the same time, Qualcomm claim that Apple was offered the same licensing terms as other partners, so that about any speech can not be.
Qualcomm has already responded to the new lawsuit Apple. Although the acquaintance with full texts of the documents still to come, the defendant is ready to defend itself in court.
Qualcomm claim that Apple was offered the same licensing terms as other partners, so that about any speech can not be. The iPhone maker rejected the proposal without consideration, whereas more than a hundred Chinese manufacturers working with Qualcomm on such terms.