We all heard about the issues between the Apple and Qualcomm.later this year,Apple files against Qualcomm for charging too much for royalties,Then Qualcomm files against Apple for ‘making Qualcomm chips inferior to intel’s’.Today,Qualcomm has officially filed a complaint against Apple in the US International Trade Commission(ITC) and Federal court.
Qualcomm claims that Apple is using six different Qualcomm’s patent in various devices whose royalties has been not paid by Apple.Thereby,Qualcomm is seeking to stop Apple’s alleged infringement by ordering a ban and desist order to block further selling,marketing,advertising,importing,warehousing and use of all products in the US.
Don Rosberg,Executive Vice President of Qualcomm says that;
The patent we aRe asserting represent six important technologies,out of a portfolio of thousands,and each is vital to iphone functions.Apple continue to use qualcomm”s technology while refusing to pay for it.
The six patents are related to battery optimisations,network management and system performance.Qualcomm expects a formal investigation to prove all the allegations to start in august with a case trial going next year.Qualcomm is also filing a complaint against Apple with the US district court,seeking damage and ‘injunctive relief’.Which means they want Apple to stop using their patents until it pays.