A federal judge recently ruled that Qualcomm owes Apple almost US$1B in patent royalty rebate payments.
Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Thursday ruled that Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of mobile phone chips, was obligated to pay nearly $1 billion in rebate payments to Apple, which for years used Qualcomm’s modem chips to connect iPhones to wireless data networks.
Apple has accused Qualcomm of tampering with ones its witnesses, a notion the chipmaker describes as “ridiculous.”
The latest round of legal clashes between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm will take place in San Francisco this week.
Apple scored its second legal victory against Qualcomm this month when a German court threw out 4 cases brought by the chip maker.
Qualcomm and the FTC have presented closing arguments in the antitrust trial, and it doesn’t sound good for Qualcomm.
The evidence is overwhelming that Qualcomm engaged in exclusionary conduct. The effects of Qualcomm’s conduct, when considered together, are anticompetitive.
It will be interesting to see if this case will finally close, or if Apple and Qualcomm will keep fighting like Apple and Samsung do.
A judge in Germany ruled that one a patent infringement case brought by Qualcomm against Apple is groundless.
Tim Cook promised new Apple services in 2019, emphasized healthcare, and discussed his firm’s current Wall Street woes in a major interview.
Today Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Qualcomm’s request to jail Apple lawyers, and the impact of Apple Watch data on ERs.
Qualcomm says that Apple isn’t taking the Chinese ruling as serious as the German injunction, even though the German injunction is hardware-related and the Chinese one is software-related.
Apple said it will stop selling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 phones in retail stores in the country.
Qualcomm insisted that Apple remains in violation of court orders in China, despite the iOS updates pushed on Monday.
Manufacturers engaged in a dispute with chipmaker Qualcomm are “gearing up” for a trial in April, according to their lead attorney.
Apple will release software updates next week in a bid to overturn the ban on sales of some iPhone models in China.
Today on TDO: 5G networks flaws/rollout, and an Apple v Qualcomm (software) update. Charlotte Henry, Andrew Orr, and host Kelly Guimont.
Apple filed an appeal in China on Monday to try and overturn injunctions that prohibited the sale of a number of models of iPhones.
Apple is looking to scale back its reliance on Qualcomm for iPhone modem chips so it’s looking to MediaTek as a potential new supplier.
And yeah, sure, you’re thinking so what, and you’re right.
This delicious tidbit comes buried deep in an excellent Bloomberg article from Mark Gurman describing Apple’s entrenched efforts to build a powerful chipmaking business.
The patents let iPhones use only the minimum power needed to work, and causes parts of the processor to turn off when they aren’t being used.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss the impact the KRACK WPA2 WiFi security threat will have on us, plus they look at Qualcomm’s push to ban iPhone manufacturing in China.