Apple Accuses Qualcomm of Patent Infringement in Countersuit
Apple on Wednesday filed a countersuit in opposition to Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon cell phone chips that energy all kinds of Android-based units infringe on Apple’s patents, the newest improvement in a long-running dispute.
Qualcomm in July accused Apple of infringing a number of patents associated to serving to cellphones get higher battery life.
Apple has denied the claims that it violated Qualcomm’s battery life patents and alleged that Qualcomm’s patents had been invalid, a typical transfer in such circumstances.
But on Wednesday, in a submitting in US District Court in San Diego, Apple revised its reply to Qualcomm’s criticism with accusations of its personal. Apple alleges it owns a minimum of eight battery life patents that Qualcomm has violated.
The Apple patents contain guaranteeing every a part of a telephone’s processor attracts solely the minimal energy wanted, turning off components of the processor when they aren’t wanted and making sleep and wake features work higher.
In its submitting, Apple alleges that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, which energy telephones from Samsung Electronics and Google’s Pixel telephones, infringe on these patents. Samsung and Google are usually not named in Apple’s counterclaims.
“Apple began seeking those patents years before Qualcomm began seeking the patents it asserts against Apple in this case,” the corporate wrote in its criticism.
Apple mentioned it’s looking for unspecified damages from San Diego-based Qualcomm.
Qualcomm filed its patent infringement lawsuit on the similar time it filed a criticism with the US International Trade Commission looking for to ban the import of Apple iPhones that use competing Intel Corp chips due to the alleged patent violations.
The dispute between Apple and Qualcomm over patents is a part of a wide-ranging authorized struggle between the 2 corporations.
In January, Apple sued Qualcomm for almost $1 billion in patent royalty rebates that Qualcomm allegedly withheld from Apple. In an associated go well with, Qualcomm sued the contract producers that make Apple’s telephones, however, Apple joined in to defend them.
Separately, Qualcomm is dealing with a lawsuit from the US Federal Trade Commission over lots of the similar pricing practices Apple names in its complaints.
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Apple Accuses Qualcomm of Patent Infringement in Countersuit.
Publish Date: 2017-11-29 13:56:04