In an interview today with Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some details about the company’s ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm.
Despite rumors of settlement talks, Cook says that Apple has not been in any settlement discussions with Qualcomm since the third calendar quarter of last year. And in response to a question about whether Apple will cave and enter into a settlement with Qualcomm given the import bans in China and Germany, Cook said „no.“
He then went on to blast Qualcomm for its pricing and licensing practices, calling them „illegal,“ and he commented on Qualcomm’s tactic of spreading fake news, [...]
Yesterday chipmaker Qualcomm announced that it posted €1.34 billion in security bonds required for the chipmaker to enforce a preliminary injunction on select iPhone models in Germany, after a court in the country found Apple to be infringing Qualcomm patents related to power savings technology in smartphones.
The injunction blocks the import and sale of infringing iPhone models in Germany while Apple appeals the verdict, and accordingly, Apple has now pulled the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus from sale in the country.
Those four iPhone models are no longer available to order via Apple.com in Germany and they have also been pulled from sale [...]
Qualcomm plans to file for an injunction on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in China, which would theoretically prevent the sale of those devices in the country, a lawyer for the company told the Financial Times today.
Earlier this week, a Chinese court granted an injunction on older iPhone 6s through iPhone X models in China after it ruled that those devices violated two Qualcomm patents, and the chipmaker now plans to assert those same patents against the latest iPhones amid an escalating legal battle with Apple.
The first Qualcomm patent reportedly enables users to „adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photos,“ while the second [...]
Apple and Qualcomm are not in talks „at any level“ to settle a wide-ranging legal dispute spanning multiple countries, according to Reuters.
The report cites an unnamed source on Apple’s side who said „there is absolutely no meaningful discussion taking place between us and Qualcomm, and there is no settlement in sight,“ with Apple „gearing up for trial.“
The case is set to go to trial early next year, should the companies fail to reach a resolution, according to the report.
The saga began when Apple sued Qualcomm in January 2017 for allegedly withholding nearly $1 billion in royalty rebates as retaliation [...]