Apple continues legal battle with Qualcomm, files new lawsuit in U.K.


Apple has expanded its ongoing legal battle against Qualcomm by adding a new lawsuit in the U.K, according to a report from Bloomberg.  This is the third patent lawsuit by Apple against Qualcomm this year.

At the beginning of this year, Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm saying that Qualcomm has been charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with. In the same month, the company filed second lawsuit against Qualcomm at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in China seeking 1 billion yuan ($145.32 million) in damages.

The details about the latest UK lawsuit are minimal at the moment but as per the report are related to patents and design. Apple did not say anything about the latest lawsuit and provided the same statement as January.

Qualcomm built its business on older, legacy, standards but reinforces its dominance through exclusionary tactics and excessive royalties. Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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