It has been a while since the last legal battle but Qualcomm may be our next contender
Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sueball, qualcomm, Intel, blackberry, apple
Ah, the old days of Microsoft versus governments, Apple and Samsung, Intel and AMD, SCO and ... well just about everyone; lately there has not been much legal vitriol in the headlines. This may change as Qualcomm is now involved in several suits which are likely to become high profile. First up is what may be the driving force behind their need to seek restitution from Apple; they were just ordered to pay Blackberry $815 million after that company was successful in their legal battle to dispute certain royalty payments. Even a company as large as Qualcomm is going to feel the pain from that.
On to the real upcoming battle royal, featuring Apple and Qualcomm over the iPhone 7. It seems that Apple has taken offence to Qualcomm's claims that Apple handicapped their chip to ensure it did not out perform the models which contained an Intel chipset. Qualcomm released a large rebuttal to the lawsuit which Apple launched this January which you can read about at Ars Technica, or follow the link to read the entire document. This may prove to be the next interesting technological legal battle, stay tuned for more.
"For example, Qualcomm’s technological contributions enable popular smartphone apps such as Uber, Snapchat, Spotify, Apple Music, Skype, Google Maps, and Pokémon GO, among others."
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