Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Two of those were related to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, which powered Samsung phones and Google Pixel phones.

"Qualcomm in particular rejects Apple's claim that its royalty demands are excessive, and it could use the threat of bans on cutting-edge iPhones as a strong bargaining chip".

Qualcomm's claims came the same day Apple said in a separate suit - which Qualcomm brought in July over six different patents - that the electronics company's Snapdragon phone chips infringed eight of Apple's own patents.

The lawsuit was filed at U.S. District Court in San Diego, CA, where also Qualcomm's headquarters are located. The other two cases are civil patent infringement lawsuits. Companies like Apple have this routine of filing and receiving technology patents but that is only there is to it. But it has now revised its answer. (NASDAQ: INTC), a move that led Qualcomm to file a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to ban importing iPhones using the Intel chips due to the alleged patent infringements.

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This is of course a countersuit, dating back to a lawsuit Qualcomm filed against Apple on exactly the same grounds. In a connected case, Qualcomm charged the contract manufacturers that create Apple's devices, however Apple associated with the team to defend them. Now, during Thanksgiving, this might have been confirmed after the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to a possible foldable iPhone model.

In January, Apple sued Qualcomm for almost $1 billion in patent royalty rebates that Qualcomm allegedly withheld from Apple.

Separately, Qualcomm is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over numerous same pricing practices Apple names in its complaints. Separately, Qualcomm is facing a lawsuit from the US Federal Trade Commission over numerous same pricing practices Apple names in its complaints.

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