US: Apple, Qualcomm patent dispute goes to court in April

US: Apple, Qualcomm patent dispute goes to court in April

Attorneys sparred in federal court Friday, January 25, over whether a judge should find Qualcomm’s patent license offer to Apple was fair, reported Courthouse News. The patent litigation between Apple and Qualcomm heads toward trial this spring.   Apple sued Qualcomm in the Southern District of California in 2017 over claims Qualcomm’s monopoly on chipset […]

South Korea: Regulator says Apple is exploiting wireless carriers

South Korea: Regulator says Apple is exploiting wireless carriers

Apple is taking advantage of South Korean carriers by collecting money for ads, the country’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) stated during a hearing on the iPhone maker’s business practices. “Apple’s [superior] position in business dealing with local telecom firms is recognized based on economic analysis. [Apple] collecting advertising funds are merely additional ways of exploiting […]

US: Patent office to enter Qualcomm fight

US: Patent office to enter Qualcomm fight

The US Federal Trade Commission has agreed with Apple’s view of Qualcomm licensing practices, and a trial over the government’s antitrust case is in its second week in San Jose, California, reported Bloomberg. The US Patent and Trademark Office has decided to wade into a global licensing battle between Apple and Qualcomm, with billions of […]

Switzerland: COMCO agrees with Apple about a TWINT-friendly solution

Switzerland: COMCO agrees with Apple about a TWINT-friendly solution

  The automatic launch of Apple Pay at POS (point of sale) terminals can interfere with payments made by the TWINT application. Following the intervention of the COMCO Secretariat, Apple is committed to offering a pro-competitive technical solution. Apple offered with Apple Pay a mobile payment solution for its devices, in particular the iPhone and […]

US: Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone

US: Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone

  Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a US$1 billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s CEO testified on January 11. According to Reuters, in 2011 Apple and Qualcomm struck the deal which was meant to ease the […]

US: Qualcomm calls Apple CEO’s comments “misleading”

US: Qualcomm calls Apple CEO’s comments “misleading”

According to a report by Reuters, Qualcomm responded to comments Apple’s Tim Cook made in an interview, in which he said there had been no recent settlement talks between the iPhone maker and chip supplier in their global legal battle, calling Cook’s remarks “misleading.” In a television interview on CNBC earlier on Tuesday, January 8, […]

Germany: Certain iPhone sales banned

Germany: Certain iPhone sales banned

  The ongoing battle between Apple and Qualcomm continued on Thursday, January 3, with the latter striking a decisive blow over the copyright infringement suit it brought against the American tech giant. Qualcomm stated it posted security bonds amounting to US$1.52 billion to start the enforcement of a court order from a German court. The […]

Japan: Antitrust watchdog to study tech giants

Japan: Antitrust watchdog to study tech giants

The Fair Trade Commission has decided to launch a massive survey in January into the business practices of internet technology giants, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday. The planned survey is designed to learn how four large firms that provide online search and shopping services, Google, Apple, Facebook  and Amazon.com, conduct business and how best to […]

Egypt: Apple accused of violating antitrust laws

Egypt: Apple accused of violating antitrust laws

According to a report by Bloomberg, Egypt, where an iPhone can cost 50% more than elsewhere in the Middle East, has given Apple two months to end what it claims are unfair restrictions on local distributors. The country’s competition authority stated that while companies had a right to specify sales areas, local retailers were barred […]

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