On January 20 Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 Billion claiming unfair exclusionary tactics and charging excessive royalties and on January 22 Patently Apple covered the full lawsuit where Apple revealed secret licensing agreements and more. On January 25 Apple took their war against Qualcomm to Beijing China. Today Apple has launched another lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in the U.K.
This afternoon Bloomberg reported that "Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm Inc. in a U.K. court, adding to lawsuits across the globe in a sprawling battle over patents and licensing fees between the iPhone developer and the largest designer of mobile phone chips.
The lawsuit, dated March 2, cites a claim on patents and registered designs. Court records don't give further details on the patents involved or the company's arguments.
'Qualcomm built its business on older, legacy, standards but reinforces its dominance through exclusionary tactics and excessive royalties," Apple said in the January statement. "Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined.'"
If more on this case surfaces detailing the lawsuit, Patently Apple will post a follow-up report like we did in January. For now you could read more about this over at Bloomberg.
Earlier today Patently Apple posted another legal report titled "Inventergy, listed in Apple's Lawsuit against Acacia as a Conspirator with Nokia, Sues Apple on 7 Counts of Patent Infringement."