Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking to Ban iPhone Sales and Manufacturing in China

Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking to Ban iPhone Sales and Manufacturing in China

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Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit seeking to ban iPhone sales and manufacturing in China, reports Bloomberg.

The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on Apple in the world’s largest market for smartphones and cut off production in a country where most iPhones are made. The product provides almost two-thirds of Apple’s revenue. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court claiming patent infringement and seeking injunctive relief, according to Christine Trimble, a company spokeswoman.

"Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them," Trimble said.

Qualcomm new lawsuit comes after being slapped with a massive $773 million fine by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission for antitrust violations. The company is also being investigated by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, the FTC, and the European Commission.

Back in January, Apple sued Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in rebates because it complied with Korean regulators investigating Qualcomm. It has since expanded that lawsuit on the heels of a Supreme Court ruling last month, arguing that the license agreements that give Qualcomm a cut of every iPhone manufactured are invalid.

Qualcomm's suit in China is based on three non-standard essential patents that allegedly cover power management and touch-screen technology like Force Touch used in current iPhones. The inventions "are a few examples of the many Qualcomm technologies that Apple uses to improve its devices and increase its profits,” Trimble claims.

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Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking to Ban iPhone Sales and Manufacturing in China

Bigjiba - October 16, 2017 at 9:04am
This is how rich companies play. Sue back and forth. Lawyers getting richer. Haha
STFU - October 14, 2017 at 6:28pm
STFU Pualie!! Just because you watch a few YouTube -Videos doesn’t make you a tech guru or a programmer!
Pauliep - October 18, 2017 at 2:44am
You're one bitter little boy who needs a friend and a slap from your mother with that tongue of yours fool. Your words mean nothing. You realize we all laugh at you not with you. Grow up child stop acting like a chump biatch. Silly crybaby
Ocanefun - October 14, 2017 at 6:06am
Well good. Bring it back to the States. We could use the jobs and they don’t need more sweatshops.
Bob Dobbs - October 14, 2017 at 11:23am
Even if they left China they would go to India or another third world country before they would come back to the States.
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