Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

For years, Apple and Qualcomm have been locked in a very contentious battle over patents, with Qualcomm accusing Apple of stealing intellectual property and Apple responding by refusing to use Qualcomm chipsets in its designs. Today, the two companies agreed to dismiss all litigation and have reached a six-year license agreement (with a two-year option to extend) as well as a multi-year chipset supply agreement.

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Indemnity question separated in ongoing Apple, Qualcomm legal battle

Indemnity question separated in ongoing Apple, Qualcomm legal battle

A California federal judge has agreed to break off a small piece of Apple's impending antitrust and contract trial with Qualcomm, putting off the question of Apple's obligation to cover any liabilities incurred by its contract manufacturers facing Qualcomm's contract breach claims until after the main proceedings, reports Law360.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 11, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 11, 2018

We hope you had a wonderful weekend. This week's podcasts are sponsored by PDFelement 6 from Wondershare,and today those stories include the following:

  • A river diver recovered an iPhone X that had spent two weeks underwater, and it's just fine, thank you

  • Apple vs. Samsung isn't over yet. Although a court ruled in late May that Samsung owes Apple $533 million, Samsung basically accused the jury of being unreasonable and wants a retrial and $145 million

  • Three upcoming hearings in the Apple vs. Qualcomm battle will decide if Apple has to pay up to $4.5 billion in unpaid license fees, or if Qualcomm really is overcharging for what is now basic cell phone technology

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Canaccord Genuity: Apple can’t afford to ‘design out’ Qualcomm yet

Canaccord Genuity: Apple can’t afford to ‘design out’ Qualcomm yet

Yesterday, there was a report that Apple is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison the chipmaker's components. Modem chips from Intel and possibly MediaTek would be placed in the devices instead as Qualcomm is reportedly withholding software critical to testing its chips in Apple prototypes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Qualcomm hits Apple with counterclaims in $1 billion patent battle

Qualcomm hits Apple with counterclaims in $1 billion patent battle

You knew this was going to happen, didn’t you? Qualcomm has “slammed Apple with a slew of counterclaim”s in California federal court on Monday, alleging the iPhone maker is lowballing license terms for Qualcomm’s standard essential patent technology, breaching cooperation agreements and making billions of dollars off of other companies’ innovations, reports Law360.

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