The United States International Trade Commission will not be blocking imports of the iPhone in the ongoing Apple v. Qualcomm case, reports Reuters.
Qualcomm had asked the ITC to ban imports of the AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models that use chips from Intel, citing multiple patent violations.
Qualcomm did not ask for a ban on iPhones that use Qualcomm LTE chips, with the reasoning that a more limited exclusion order was more likely to be granted.
An ITC judge said on Friday that while Apple’s iPhones infringe on a patent related to power management technology, a ban will not be put in place. [...]
Eine neue Wende im Gerichtsstreit zwischen Qualcomm und Apple: Der Modem-Hersteller beschuldigt den Rivalen der Spionage. iPhone&iPad
Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing confidential information and trade secrets, and passing them on to rival chipmaker Intel, according to a court document filed Monday and reported by several media outlets.
For background, Qualcomm agreed that Apple could have access to its source code and tools for LTE modems, but with limitations. Qualcomm believes that Apple proceeded to share the information with Intel to help improve its LTE modems, allowing Apple to stop using Qualcomm’s modems in the latest iPhones.
Axios’s Ina Fried shared an excerpt from Qualcomm’s complaint:
Although discovery is ongoing, it is clear that Apple’s [...]
Nearly one year after Qualcomm received a $773 million fine by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission regarding how the company prices smartphone chips and patents, Qualcomm this week reached a settlement agreement with the Taiwanese regulators that „reverses most“ of the $773 million fine.
In the settlement, Qualcomm will invest $700 million over the next five years to „boost research activities in Taiwan.“ The company will also stop paying fines and retains the right to charge manufacturers royalties on its technology. The Taiwanese regulators will keep around $89 million in fines already paid by Qualcomm and „waive the [...]