UK: Apple adds new suit against Qualcomm

This Thursday Apple filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the UK. This further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

The new case mentions a claim on patents and registered designs, but court documents don’t offer any further details, Bloomberg reported. This includes which patents are involved, or even Apple’s argument.

In the US however, Apple is suing Qualcomm for withholding $1 billion in payments, allegedly because of “retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies.” The latter company was hit with an $853 million fine in South Korea for restrictive licensing practices, and forcing clients to buy chips at the same time as signing patent deals.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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