The patent battle between Apple and Qualcomm, which lasted the whole in 2017, will be continued in 2018. In a new lawsuit the producer of chipsets accuses the company from Cupertino in violation of 16 patents, reports Cult of Mac.
In late November, Apple responded to the claim on three Qualcomm patents, saying that the Snapdragon 800 and 820 violating 8 patents of the Corporation.
On 30 November in U.S. district court in San Diego was sent to a counter-claim from the manufacturer of the chipsets, according to which iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X work on the basis of technologies and mechanisms described in the patents Qualcomm 16. The plaintiff demands to ban the import to USA all models of the iPhone in 2017, sold in conjunction with contracts of cellular operators AT&T and T-Mobile. This could be a serious blow to Apple.
According to the application in the international trade Commission USA, Qualcomm is trying to achieve an embargo on the importation into the U.S. of Apple’s smartphone equipped with LTE-modems Intel. For each model iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X had filed a separate appeal.
Patenting the companies ‘ dispute began after the failure of the Corporation from Cupertino to pay the license fee to Qualcomm. Many counter-claims and litigation have turned a simple matter into a complex process whose completion is not expected in the next few years.
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