Technology Qualcomm countersues Apple over iPhone and iPad royalties

09:51  11 april  2017
09:51  11 april  2017 Source:   Engadget UK

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Qualcomm today announced that it has countersued Apple in the U.S The move comes three months after Apple first sued Qualcomm for billion over a variety of patent royalties dispute. with ODMs who manufacture iPhones and iPads for Apple and encouraged regulatory attacks on the

In addition to breaching the contract with Qualcomm , the SoC manufacturer states in its latest post that the company also interfered with long-standing agreements with Qualcomm licensees that manufacture iPhones and iPads for Apple .

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For years, Apple and Qualcomm have worked together on technology that' goes inside your iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm specifically handles a lot of the modem chips that connect devices to cellular or WiFi networks, and are crucial to any mobile hardware. Since Apple needed a lot of chips, Qualcomm supplied them, and everything seemed good -- until January when Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit claiming Qualcomm charged royalties on tech it had nothing to do with, and then followed up with two more antitrust lawsuits in China. Tonight, Qualcomm has responded with a lawsuit of its own (you can grab the 139 page PDF here), claiming that Apple is in the wrong, and has breached its contract with the company.

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