A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm cannot use Apple moving to Intel modem as an evidence against allegations of the company’s monopolistic business practices.
Apple has been relying on custom-built pieces within a lot of its products for quite some time, including within the Apple Watch, and, perhaps most importantly, with the A-series chips within the iPhone and iPad lineups.
While Apple has continued to play hardball with Qualcomm, ever since the pair of companies started their lengthy legal battles, Qualcomm has, for whatever reason, always seen a potential resolution right around the corner.
5G is coming. It’s the next major milestone for the wireless networks in the United States, and they have all set their sights on the major upgrade that’s going to launch at the end of this year and start its expansion from then on.
While Qualcomm’s CEO might be optimistic about reaching a settlement with Apple and working with the company again, Apple’s legal team has made it clear that a settlement is not on the cards.
Qualcomm has been involved in an intense legal battle with Apple over its royalty payment dispute. The battle between the two companies has led to Apple completely switching to Intel modems for its 2018 iPhone lineup. While things have only gone from bad to worse between the two companies, Qualcomm’s CEO says the company is on “the doorstep of finding a resolution.”
The battle between Apple and Qualcomm is ongoing, and, according to a new report from Reuters, it doesn’t sound like Apple has any interest in settling out of court.
In a preliminary ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Lucy Koh has said that Qualcomm must license some of its modem-related patents to other chip-making firms.
It has been over a year since Qualcomm initially sought an import ban on some iPhone models, but it turns out that won’t be coming to pass.
It’s safe to say that the relationship between Qualcomm and Apple is a bit strained these days, but it sounds like the CEO of Qualcomm has some high expectations that things will go back to normal at some point in the future.