Qualcomm Expands Apple Feud With 3 More Patent Suits

Qualcomm Expands Apple Feud With 3 More Patent Suits

The ever-growing and wide-ranging legal battle between the tech giant and Snapdragon chip maker Qualcomm is getting hotter, as the latter filed three new patent infringement lawsuits against the Cupertino giant for violating a total of 16 Qualcomm patents with its most recent iPhones, including the iPhone X.

The back and forth legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm picked up some steam during the last two days.

"Five of these patents are also included in a new complaint filed in the International Trade Commission". Qualcomm filed the suit with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Qualcomm in July accused Apple of infringing several patents related to helping mobile phones get better battery life.

The lawsuit covers a number of Apple devices, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the new iPhone X. Qualcomm is looking for an injunction against these devices.

Maharashtra second top state after Uttar Pradesh in cyber crime
Rajasthan accounted for 18.2 per cent of these cases (1,195) while Odisha was ranked third with 10.4 per cent cases (681). UP is also national leader when it came to crimes against women- 49,262 cases or 14.5% were reported in the state.

"Rather than pay Qualcomm for the technology Apple uses, Apple has taken extraordinary measures to avoid paying Qualcomm for the fair value of Qualcomm's patents", the complaint states. "Apple can import iPhones (regardless of who supplies the modems) that do not infringe the patents asserted in this action, but Apple has no inherent right to infringe Qualcomm's [non-standards essential patent] through the sale of its iPhones", the filings said, according to Cnet.

Other alleged patent violations include the functionality to respond to a call with a text instead of answering, the ability to refocus the camera by tapping on the screen and the idea to drag multiple uses out of the power button including ending a call.

Qualcomm's various claims covered iPhones 5 through X, and also the Apple Watch.

Qualcomm also alleges the multitasking interface introduced with the iPhone X shares many similarities with the interface that WebOS used to use.

Qualcomm has earlier sought a similar ban on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices that are powered by Intel chips as per a complaint with the ITC. In that suit, Apple said Qualcomm's behavior was akin to "a common patent troll". Carriers that sell the iPhone X with a modem provided by Qualcomm-available through Verizon, Sprint and sold as an unlocked device-would still be available.

Related Articles

  • Crews enter fourth day in search for missing Onslow County girl

    Crews enter fourth day in search for missing Onslow County girl

    Investigators searched the home, the family's auto and the woods around the home on Monday. Please go take a look and call us immediately if you find anything out of the ordinary.
    War crimes defendant 'drank' poison in court

    War crimes defendant 'drank' poison in court

    As he drank from the bottle, Praljak yelled "I am not a war criminal" moments after the court confirmed his 20-year sentence. Some of his convictions for actions in the later years of the conflict were overturned, but his sentence was not.
    Antonio Conte fires warning at Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea v Swansea

    Antonio Conte fires warning at Eden Hazard ahead of Chelsea v Swansea

    Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea they "must be worried" by Manchester City's spending power ahead of the January transfer window. Conte also praised Swansea manager, Paul Clement who was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea during the 2010/11 season.
  • Honor almost  doubles shipments to India from 2016

    Honor almost doubles shipments to India from 2016

    Successor to the Honor 6X , the smartphone comes with a improved design and sports a dual rear camera setup placed horizontally. Further, a posting on Amazon .in affirms that the Honor 7X will go at a bargain in the nation from December 7 at 12pm IST.
    Sen. Al Franken's accusers and the accusations they made against him

    Sen. Al Franken's accusers and the accusations they made against him

    I'm going to be held accountable and I'm going to try to be productive in the way I speak about this". Franken said he would continue to learn from his mistakes, but again refused to resign.
    Jennifer Hudson Drops Restraining Order Against David Otunga

    Jennifer Hudson Drops Restraining Order Against David Otunga

    Even so, David reportedly has the eight-year-old in his custody now, as Jennifer's work schedule requires insane traveling. Interestingly enough, TMZ also confirms that Hudson voluntarily dropped the restraining order against Mr Otunga.
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A hits India

    Xiaomi Redmi 5A hits India

    Already, the Redmi 5A's price is attractive, and with this offer, Xiaomi is helping Reliance Jio to build its customer base. Like its predecessor, the Redmi 4A is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 2 GB of RAM.
    Microsoft announces support for SAP's S4/HANA software on Azure

    Microsoft announces support for SAP's S4/HANA software on Azure

    Microsoft and SAP already have several joint customers, including Coca-Cola, Columbia Sportswear and Coats and Costco Wholesale. Both companies will document their projects so they can share their application deployment experiences with customers.
    HDMI v2.1 spec released with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

    HDMI v2.1 spec released with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

    For more information on the HDMI Forum or on becoming a member please visit www.hdmiforum.org . The forum's table below shows HDMI feature support across all versions.
  • Tip Says 'F-- the Grammys' After A Tribe Called Quest Snub

    Tip Says 'F-- the Grammys' After A Tribe Called Quest Snub

    Despite releasing one of the better received hip-hop albums of the year , Tribe's final group album, We Got It From Here. That's all we stood on. "We been doing this s- for f-- years!" "That's how we represented".
    Walcott, Carroll, Benteke... 10 most likely Sam Allardyce signings

    Walcott, Carroll, Benteke... 10 most likely Sam Allardyce signings

    Everton fans have taken to Twitter to rage about Sammy Lee's impeding appointment as assistant manager. The 63-year-old will manage his first match when Everton host Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
    Google launches 'Datally' app for Android users to save mobile data

    Google launches 'Datally' app for Android users to save mobile data

    The app also tells users when they're near to a public Wi-Fi spot, allowing them to logon and save on their monthly data package. The application, which is now available to download via Google Play , seems to be targeted at developing countries.