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Topic: Qualcomm

Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban [u]

02/19/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple's software update to get around an alleged Qualcomm patent violation undermines its case against a ban on U.S. iPhone imports, the chipmaker said in a filing last week.

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Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new modem, the Snapdragon X55, an updated 5G model with better performance -- though it's unlikely to appear in Apple's iPhone anytime soon unless the two companies can settle their differences.

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Apple again selling iPhone 7, iPhone 8 in Germany with only Qualcomm modems

02/14/2019, 06:02 am

Modified iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models are to go back on sale in Germany using Qualcomm modems instead of Intel, to avoid a ban in the country as part of an ongoing worldwide legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple.

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Qualcomm $243 million antitrust judgement upheld by Korean Supreme Court

02/12/2019, 07:02 am

The South Korean Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that found Qualcomm guilty of illegal kickbacks to cellphone manufacturers to keep modem adoption high, and must pay at least 200 billion won ($243 million) in damages.

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Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/08/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and what's going on with Apple Retail, now that Angela Ahrendts is leaving.

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iPhone 7, iPhone 8 being modified for German market following Qualcomm patent trial win

02/06/2019, 10:02 am

In order to continue selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany, following a court's decision to ban the sale of patent-infringing iPhones at retail in the country, Apple is looking into making changes to the hardware of the two models as a workaround to the court order.

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Apple wins motion to narrow damages Qualcomm can claim at upcoming trial

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

A federal judge has granted an Apple motion to limit the damages Qualcomm can claim in a patent trial slated to start next month in San Diego.

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German court tosses four of eight Qualcomm patent suits against Apple

01/31/2019, 04:01 pm

A Munich district court on Thursday rejected four out of eight local lawsuits brought against Apple by Qualcomm, granting the iPhone maker at least a temporary victory.

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Qualcomm demanding Apple pay hefty fine in Germany for iPhone ban avoidance

01/31/2019, 12:01 pm

Qualcomm has filed with the German court responsible for the iPhone ban, demanding that Apple pay a significant fine, and prevent the sale of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 at retail from any Apple-affiliated vendor immediately.

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Qualcomm versus US FTC 'no license, no chips' antitrust trial wraps up

01/30/2019, 07:01 am

The United States Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm have both presented closing arguments over the contentious 'no license no chips' policy -- and the ultimate ruling will alter the trajectory of Apple's legal battle with the chip manufacturer.

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Qualcomm doesn't wield enough power to harm competition, says trial witness

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Testifying during the ongoing antitrust trial pitting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Qualcomm, an expert witness claimed that despite the FTC's allegations, the company doesn't have enough clout to harm the mobile chip industry.

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Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

01/22/2019, 10:01 am

Potentially aiding Qualcomm's trial defense against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple has admitted that for years, there was no other realistic option but Qualcomm when it wanted 4G modems for iPhones.

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Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

01/18/2019, 03:01 pm

Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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Apple's claim that all iPhones are available at retail enjoined by German court

01/18/2019, 02:01 pm

A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties despite a December ban.

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Qualcomm points to innovation costs as shield to FTC's antitrust claims

01/16/2019, 09:01 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has rested its case against Qualcomm, with the chip maker saying that innovation is expensive, and its licensing practices are justified based on that alone.

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Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

01/15/2019, 01:01 pm

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

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German court finds Apple iPhone doesn't infringe on Qualcomm patent in second case

01/15/2019, 06:01 am

A Mannheim, Germany judge has tossed one of the myriad cases between Apple and Qualcomm, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating one of Qualcomm's power management patents.

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Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but was refused

01/14/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.

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Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO says

01/11/2019, 11:01 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

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5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

01/11/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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