US: Apple and Qualcomm drop all antitrust suits in surprise settlement

US: Apple and Qualcomm drop all antitrust suits in surprise settlement

In press releases on Tuesday, April 16, Apple and Qualcomm announced they had agreed to settle all disputes worldwide. “Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide”. The companies—one the maker of iPhones, the other one of the largest providers of mobile chips—added that, effective 1 April, they […]

US: Jury selection begins in Apple and Qualcomm antitrust suit

US: Jury selection begins in Apple and Qualcomm antitrust suit

Jury selection began Monday, April 15, in a case between technology giants Apple and Qualcomm, with Apple seeking billions over what it claims are exorbitant and unfair fees Qualcomm allegedly charged for the use of Qualcomm chips in iPhones. The trial slated to begin this week in San Diego federal court is the latest in […]

US: Apple and Qualcomm’s global fight heads to court

US: Apple and Qualcomm’s global fight heads to court

Monday, April 15, Apple and Qualcomm will face off in San Diego federal court. About US$30 billion will be at stake in what could be one of the biggest US corporate lawsuits, reported the Financial Times. Tim Cook, the Apple chief executive, is expected to give testimony in a four-week trial in a federal court […]

EU: Qualcomm loses data refusal challenge

EU: Qualcomm loses data refusal challenge

According to a report from Reuters, Qualcomm lost its EU General Court bid challenging a regulator request for more information related to an antitrust probe. The world’s no. 1 chipmaker had already provided the information after being ordered to pay a daily fine for withholding it, but the Luxembourg-based General Court’s ruling is expected to […]

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm:  A Response to Ginsburg & Wright

April 2019 The Alignment of Evidence and Economic Theory in FTC v. Qualcomm: A Response to Ginsburg & Wright By Joseph Kattan & Timothy J. Muris (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Sidley Austin)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article In a recent post on CPI Journal’s Blog O’ Blogs, Judge Douglas Ginsburg and […]

US: Apple and Qualcomm each get a win in federal patent rulings

US: Apple and Qualcomm each get a win in federal patent rulings

On Tuesday a US administrative-law judge believes that Apple Inc. infringed a Qualcomm Inc. patent and that certain iPhone models should be banned from entering the US, but a final ruling from the International Trade Commission in a separate case went Apple’s way, reported the Wall Street Journal. Apple gained a win with a ruling […]

US: Jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

US: Jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

On Friday, March 15, Qualcomm won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about US$31 million for infringing three of its patents, reported the New York Times. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it had violated patents related to helping mobile […]

US: Qualcomm cites national security in patent case

US: Qualcomm cites national security in patent case

Qualcomm  is contending that US national security could be undermined by a Federal Trade Commission case challenging the patent-royalty fees it charges for smartphones, reported the Wall Street Journal. Representatives of at least two departments, defense and energy, have had face-to-face meetings with FTC commissioners in recent weeks to encourage a settlement of the lawsuit, […]

US: Qualcomm launches patent challenge to Apple ahead of antitrust case

US: Qualcomm launches patent challenge to Apple ahead of antitrust case

On Monday, March 4, Qualcomm kicked off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court in San Diego that Apple […]

US: Qualcomm calls for import ban on some iPhones

US: Qualcomm calls for import ban on some iPhones

Qualcomm is calling on trade regulators in the US to overturn a ruling by a judge and prevent the import of Apple iPhones, reported Reuters. The report, citing Qualcomm, reported the mobile chip maker is hoping that its strategy of putting pressure on Apple by pursuing smaller legal cases will weaken Apple ahead of a […]

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