Apple to encounter an economic shortfall as the giant chipmaker company, Qualcomm has put the California-based smartphone firm in trouble by appealing the US International Trade Commission to ban certain iPhones and iPad models in the US.
Qualcomm that used to supply wireless modems for the iPhones, believes that Apple has violated six company patents related to the phone’s battery life and asked the US government to terminate its sale in the country.
On Thursday, under the US District Court, another lawsuit has been filed by the chipmaker firm in California, against Apple for causing fiscal damages in the Qualcomm company.
Qualcomm’s executive vice president and general counsel, Don Rosenberg explained that the company has been a heart of every iPhone preparing core modem technologies for it, he added, Apple continued to use their technology without paying them for their services.
Apple explained its verdict by saying, “We believe deeply in the value of the intellectual property but we shouldn’t have to pay them for technology breakthroughs they have nothing to do with, we’ve always been willing to pay a fair rate for standard technology used in our products and since they’ve refused to negotiate reasonable terms we’re asking the courts for help.”
No wonder, In January, Apple had previously filed a lawsuit against the chipmaker company for allegedly tussling the supply of modem technologies under the Federal Trade Commission. Also, Apple has extended the appeal to other two countries, whereas, Qualcomm makes a witty move against the company by suing it for the violation of the patents and for not paying for the production of modems.
The giant smartphone maker commented on its rival by portraying it as an inappropriate firm who asks for high rates, violating the leading market position of the mobile company as well. However, Apple now has dealt with Intel to manufacture modem technologies for the company’s upcoming products and it can be expected that all the fuss in between can delay the release of the iPhone 8.
This legal war struck at the very beginning of the year and everyone is wondering how would the tech fight between the two giant companies end.