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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ITC recommends partial iPhone ban in Apple/Qualcomm fight (and more news)

ITC recommends partial iPhone ban in Apple/Qualcomm fight (and more news)

Law360 says the U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling on Qualcomm’s bid to ban imports of Apple iPhones found to infringe a chip patent could come down any day now, and it may be the most likely avenue in nearly 35 years for public interest factors such as competitive harm to shape the outcome of an ITC exclusion case.

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Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Another report suggests that Apple wants to build its own iPhone modems

Apple has moved its modem chip engineering effort into its in-house hardware technology group from its supply chain unit, two unnamed “people familiar with the move” told Reuters, which says this may be a sign that the tech giant wants to develop a key component of its iPhones after years of buying it from outside suppliers

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iPhone 7, 8 models pulled from Apple’s German retail stores

iPhone 7, 8 models pulled from Apple’s German retail stores

Following Qualcomm’s posting of security bonds to stop iPhone sales in Germany, Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models are no longer on sale in the tech giant’s retail stores in the country. However, German Apple retailer Gravis says it’s still selling both models at its stores.

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ITC to weigh in on ongoing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm

ITC to weigh in on ongoing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will weigh in on an intellectual property dispute between Apple and the chip supplier Qualcomm over sales of iPhones found to infringe a Qualcomm patent, agreeing on Wednesday to reconsider whether the telecom giant's asserted patent is obvious and whether an import ban against the iPhones would be appropriate, reports Law360.

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