Qualcomm files fresh lawsuit against Apple

Three suits filed by Apple and Qualcomm on busy day for US court

Qualcomm files fresh lawsuit against Apple

Qualcomm filed the complaint in the USA district Court for the Southern District of California and alleges that Apple is infringing on five patents, with four of them originating from Palm.

Apple has denied the claims that it violated Qualcomm's battery life patents and alleged that Qualcomm's patents were invalid, a common move in such cases.

To view the full article, register now. Apple started seeking those patents several years before Qualcomm started seeking the patents it claims against Apple in this litigation. As happened in the case of Apple and Samsung and now Apple and Qualcomm.

Shortly after the announcement of the iPhone X in September, my colleague Natasha Lomas noted the similarities between the phone and how WebOS operated on the Palm Pre.

With its new ITC complaint, Qualcomm is looking to include Apple's recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone X units in the potential ban for using competing Intel chips.

Qualcomm alleged the infringement took place in a range of Apple devices. Apple has said it develops its technology and patents to power its iPhones.

Apple declined to comment on the new complaint, reported Reuters.

There are more lawsuits filed by Apple and Qualcomm against each other in the dispute over patents.

Separately, Qualcomm is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over numerous same pricing practices Apple names in its complaints. Apple cam eout and filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm making similar accusations and continued with those claims as it attacked Qualcomm all over the globe.

The first complaint accused Apple of infringing USA patent numbers 8,683,362; 8,497,928; 7,844,037; and 9,203,940, relating to a range of technologies including those which allow multiple apps to run at once, camera focusing techniques and methods of responding to incoming calls and texts.

AT&T and T-Mobile sell models of the latest iPhone that use the Intel model. Apple alleges it owns at least eight battery life patents that Qualcomm has violated.

Apple first sued Qualcomm in January, refusing to pay around $1 billion in rebates, stating that Qualcomm was overcharging for its chips and charging royalties for technologies it did not control.

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