Qualcomm has won a victory against Apple in a sideshow to the main legal struggle between between the two tech giants.
A San Diego jury has found that Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents regarding iPhone startup and battery life, according to Reuters. The jury has ordered that Apple pay $1.41 per iPhone with patent infringement, which comes to about $31 million.
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Apple and Qualcomm are engaged in an ongoing legal battle regarding Qualcomm’s policy of charging intellectual property licensing fees on top of the actual prices for its smartphone chips. Apple has brought a lawsuit against Qualcomm for $1 billion alleging that Qualcomm is charging for IP that it has no right to — that case goes to court in April. Read more…
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