Emailed on Tuesday, December 11,2018
The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court of China granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple inc. to ban on iphone imports and sales in the country.
It simply means Chinese allowed to ban on iphone import of models including “Iphone 6 to Iphone X “.
All other new models (Iphone XR) which are running on iOS 12 will not be affected by court orders.
Fight for ban on iphone?
Patent infringement. Qualcomm accused Apple over use of patents related to photo resizing and managing apps.
The chip-maker Qualcomm previously claimed, Apple is “not paying the sufficient royalty as per the market standards over the use of its patent”.
Qualcomm and Apple have accused each other and the related cases are pending in the US federal court as well.
The next hearing will be in April 2019 regarding ban on Iphone in the US.
Qualcomm wants to settle down the patent dispute globally with Apple by paying $7 billion in royalty to chip maker.
But its a huge payback and Apple is pretty much confident over its stand and wants to settle the score through federal court.
Apple said in the statement “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.”
Source code case.
Apple currently not using Qualcomm snapdragon modems to its new models as Qualcomm accused Apple in another case over supply of source code to rival Intel to improve its chip performance in September 2018.
Qualcomm said in the statement on Monday “Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us.” and if this not happen, Qualcomm surely ask for the ban on iphone.
Apple accused chip-maker over “unfair patent licensing practices” like Qualcomm is forcing to pay twice for the same patent, once when used in Iphone and again in patent royalties.
Iphone maker Apple and Samsung Electronics settled long disputed patent infringement battle in June 2018.
The case was revolved around number of design and utility patents, Tap to zoom, Grid structure of apps on the screen, copying Iphone to lead the Smartphone market.
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