Presiding Judge Lucy Koh ruled over the weekend that instructions given to the jury in the original trial “did not accurately reflect the law.”
The threat to Apple in this infringement claim is that a Chinese ban on manufacturing hits Apple everywhere on the planet.
The company claims that after using its graphics technologies for so many years, there’s no way that Apple could create its own GPUs without infringing on Imagination’s patents.
The royalty fight between Apple and Qualcomm got real Friday after Apple suspended supplier payments ultimately destined for the chip maker. Apple said it was suspending payments until the courts decide how much Apple owes.