Qualcomm is granted injuction against Apple, alleges patent violations
- 3 months ago
Qualcomm has been granted an injunction on Apple by the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China as chipmaker has waved accusations of patent and intellectual property violations and bringing forward over 22 cases in this dispute which has been going for some time.
Apple has of course appealed against the injunction, claiming that, “Qualcomm’s effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world."
"All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China. Qualcomm is asserting three patents they had never raised before, including one which has already been invalidated. We will pursue all our legal options through the courts."
Apple's new iOS 12 models are available in China and sales are still ongoing, however Qualcomm has called for a total ban of sales and imports of iPhones.
The battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been a rather unpleasant affair as the Chinese chipmaker has previously attempted to bring injunctions against the tech supremo, this instance being the second time it has been succesfully been granted and interestingly enough it has been the same court judge on both occasions.
Nevertheless, this now brings the current trade talks between Washington and Beijing even more difficult as the latest issue surrounding the arrest of Huawei’s CFO on behalf of the U.S. on allegations of international trade violations.
Source: Smart Trend Team