German court rejects Qualcomm patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

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A senior Apple executive has revealed that Apple was keen to use Qualcomm modems in 2018 iPhones, but the chipmaker refused to sell modems for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max after Apple sued it over its licensing practices.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that Apple charged $1 billion Dollars to the company for the work required to make modem chips work with Apple products, reads a new report from Reuters. And earlier this month Apple was forced to withdraw the iPhone 7 and 8 from its retail stores in Germany, after Qualcomm posted €1.34BN in security bonds to enforce the December court decision - which related to a power management patent. "We have been unable to get them to support us on new design wins past that time [that Apple filed suit]", said Williams according to Apple Insider. "This has been a challenge".

Qualcomm CEO was trying to make a defensive argument that though such a huge sum was being committed by it there was no reciprocal commitment from Apple on the volume of products it would buy from Qualcomm, implying it was taking a risk and not damaging any competitor's interests. Hardly a surprise, Apple has long shown an affinity for sourcing components from multiple suppliers. In contrast, Qualcomm has already announced its 5G modem, which will be used in as many as 30 Android devices coming later this year.

The payment is critical in that the FTC claims that it proves Qualcomm was using its position as the owner of several "standard-essential patents", or SEPs, on communications technologies to cut deals it would never have been able to negotiate otherwise.

That would hint that Qualcomm is ready for another round of court battles with Apple lawyers, who seem like they are never out of court given all the cases folks and firms try to bring against the house Jobs and Woz built. Naturally, Apple is spared all such efforts now that it is exclusively on Intel modems.

"The strategy was to dual source in 2018 as well", Williams said Monday. The newest iPhones exhibiting poorer connectivity, than the previous generation its not a hidden fact, that's why, Apple still wanted to use Qualcomm's modems. But this time Qualcomm said "no" and referred to the legal issues that needed to be clarified first. It is known that Intel's LTE modems are slower than Qualcomm. Qualcomm has said it will appeal. He added that the company however, still continues to supply chips for older iPhone models.

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