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September 21, 2017
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Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple

Qualcomm got two bits of bad news today in its squabble with Apple. First, it has failed to force Apple’s manufacturing partners to make royalty payments prior to a determination of what the total disputed royalties should be, and second … Continue reading

September 12, 2017
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Qualcomm touts ‘Android firsts’ as it hilariously tries to steal Apple’s iPhone X thunder

While much of the tech world is focused on tomorrow’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X announcement, Qualcomm is seemingly trying to steal a bit of Apple’s thunder. The chipmaker today shared a blog post highlighting the “Android firsts brought to … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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As other tech companies voice support for Apple, Qualcomm says iPhone import ban wouldn’t hurt competition

As the legal saga between the two continues, Qualcomm is firing back after a host of tech companies came out in support of Apple last week. The chip maker is accusing the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a group that consists … Continue reading

July 8, 2017
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This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors abound and more

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple’s ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
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Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into Broadband Processors working as mobile modems. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

May 13, 2017
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FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

Responding to Qualcomm’s recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed. AppleInsider … Continue reading

April 28, 2017
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Apple to halt royalty payments to Qualcomm until end of ongoing legal battle

Apple is no longer paying iPhone manufacturers for any of the royalties it owes to Qualcomm, and is planning to withhold them entirely until current lawsuits are resolved, the latter company said on Friday. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 13, 2017
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After suing Apple, Qualcomm loses $816M arbitration case to BlackBerry

An arbitration panel has awarded BlackBerry a preliminary $ 814.9 million to resolve its claim that it had overpaid patent royalties in its contract with Qualcomm. The specific issue pertains only to Qualcomm’s contract with BlackBerry, but highlights the firm’s … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
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Qualcomm officially countersues Apple as legal battle continues

Qualcomm this evening revealed that it is countersuing Apple as the legal battle between the two companies heats up. While it had been previously reported that Qualcomm was considering legal action, the company made it official today in a 134-page … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm’s X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit … Continue reading

February 1, 2017
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Tim Cook says he’s open to settling Qualcomm lawsuit, but expects a lengthy legal battle

One of the more pressing questions during Apple’s earning call earlier this afternoon centered on the company’s current litigation battle with Qualcomm. Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein pressed Tim Cook for comments on Apple’s decision to sue Qualcomm, bringing up a … Continue reading

January 28, 2017
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Comments Off on This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

Apple released its first betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 this week, promising a slate of new features such as a "Find My AirPods" feature and Night Shift for the Mac. We also got a hint of secret projects … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
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Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
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FTC complaint alleges Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for lower patent royalities

Qualcomm is the target of a new Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today involving Apple. The FTC claims Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive practices that helped it monopolize the market of a “key semiconductor device” used in products including iPhones and iPads. more… Filed … Continue reading