Apple takes their war against Qualcomm to China. According to a new report late this morning, Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in Beijing, alleging that the chip supplier abused its clout in the chip industry and seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.32 million) in damages, Beijing's Intellectual Property Court said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Fortune, Apple also filed a second lawsuit against Qualcomm which accused it of failing to live up to promises made to license "standard essential patents" broadly and inexpensively.
Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics for modem chips that connect phones to wireless networks. The two companies together accounted for 40 percent of Qualcomm's $23.5 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year.
Yesterday Nokia sought a cease and desist order against Apple from the U.S. Trade Commission. On Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple's full lawsuit against Qualcomm Comes to Light Revealing Secret Licensing Agreements and more." On Monday we posted a report about Wall Street punishing Qualcomm for suing their number one client. Other reports related to this story are noted below: