Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal

Though in its court battles Apple argued that Qualcomm patents weren’t any more valuable than those of companies like Ericsson and Huawei, in private the company praised them — and was aiming to sue Qualcomm as far back as 2014, according to newly-exposed documents. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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 it lost an effort to stop Apple from pursing antitrust cases against it in other […]

Apple’s New Music Royalty Proposal Would Make Streaming Costlier for Free Services Like Spotify

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calling for a simplified way to pay songwriters and music publishers for streaming music, according to Billboard. While the change would benefit labels, artists and publishers, it would make it more difficult for streaming services like Spotify to continue offering free tiers. Apple, which has […]

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store. AppleInsider – Frontpage News