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Apple filed the case against Chipmaker Qualcomm

It is being reported that Apple is going all out against chipmaking company Qualcomm, in a fresh move, Apple has expanded its attack on Qualcomm by telling a USA federal court that the licenses which it holds to earn money from each sale of iPhone are invalid.

Tech company Apple filed the case, the first legal case against Chipmaker five months ago. Apple claimed that chipmaker without any legal irregularity withheld $1 billion in rebates. Apple also claims that it had been doing this act because Apple helped regulators probe Qualcomm.

If the current filing in federal court becomes successful then Apple would damage and undermine Qualcomm’s business model.

 “Apple took aim at Qualcomm’s practice of requiring customers to sign patent license agreements before purchasing chips, known in the industry as “no license, no chips.”

Apple is also reported to be arguing in the court that the chipmaking company can only charge for either patent license or chip. And the court does not allow the company to charge Apple for both at the same time. Furthermore, Apple also said in the filing that this legal spat is between Apple and Qualcomm so the court should dismiss the case which Qualcomm has filed against Apple’s iPhone assemblers.

This legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple intensified at the time the chipmaking company went to International Trade Commission (ITC) with a purpose to get a ban on Apple products from entering the premises of United States. After this action by Qualcomm, Apple is now dealing with the chipmaker with iron hands.

Similarly, Apple and mobile manufacturing company Nokia had been having a dispute over patent issue, however, both the companies have reconciled by signing new agreements in this process.


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