As noted by our Apple-Qualcomm battle history outlined below you can see that this legal battle is going to be tough and nasty and by the looks of it today, Apple is digging in their heels to end Qualcomm's 'No License, No Chips' market tactic that affects not only Apple, but Samsung and others as well. The FTC shares Apple's position and have sued Qualcomm over it. Today, a new brief was filed with the court by Apple wherein they continue to make their argument about Qualcomm's dirty little tactic that allows them to demand royalties beyond the chips they sell to Apple to include a piece of the entire iPhone.
Reuters is reporting today that they've seen a new brief that Apple filed filed with the court. They report that "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".
The license allows Qualcomm to take a percentage of the overall selling price for iPhone in exchange for supplying the modem chips that let phones connect to cellular data networks.
Apple argued that the ruling involving Lexmark showed that Qualcomm was entitled to only "one reward" for its intellectual property and products. Qualcomm should be allowed to charge for either a patent license or a chip, but not both, Apple argued. For more see the full report here.
Apple – Qualcomm Battle History
The battle between Apple and Qualcomm has been raging since the year began and we've covered major developments as noted in the 11 reports below.
Jan 17, 2017: The U.S. Fair Trade Commission Sues Qualcomm for Forcing Apple to use its Chips in iDevices
Jan 20, 2017 - Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion Claiming Unfair Exclusionary Tactics and Charging Excessive Royalties
Jan 22, 2017: Apple's Full lawsuit against Qualcomm Comes to Light Revealing Secret Licensing Agreements and more
Jan 25, 2017: Apple takes their War against Qualcomm to Beijing China
Jan 25, 2017: While Qualcomm is Guilty of Gouging Asian Smartphone OEMs, the Chip Maker Believes that Apple is the Problem
March 02, 2017: Apple has launched a new Lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K.
April 11, 2017: Qualcomm Fires Back at Apple with Counterclaims Lawsuit Claiming Breach of Contract and more
April 28, 2017: Qualcomm Lowers Q3 Fiscal 2017 Guidance due to Apple Holding back Royalty Payments
May 03, 2017: Qualcomm Plans Retaliation against Apple and ask the International Trade Commission to Stop iPhone Sales
May 12, 2017 - The FTC Responds to Qualcomm's Motion to dismiss their case about Monopoly Power, Samsung & Intel File Amicus Briefs
May 17, 2017: New Court Filing Details Qualcomm Suing Apple's iPhone Suppliers for withholding Royalty Payments
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