Apple is requesting a Southern California court to order Qualcomm to pay almost $ 1 billion to it that it says Qualcomm is holding back.
The suit alleges that high licensing fees charge to the firms that make iPhones for Apple. Those businesses pass the fees on to Apple but are enabled to reveal Apple uncertain what it’s paying for being the details of the licensing deals, left by Apple.
“The more Apple innovates with exceptional attributes including TouchID, complex screens, and cameras, to mention only a few, the more cash Qualcomm gathers for no reason and also the more costly it becomes for Apple to finance these inventions.”
The litigation comes only months after Apple started using Intel radio processors in certain units of the iPhone 7.
For unfair licensing practices, antitrust regulators in South Korea imposed an $ 854 million fine against Qualcomm in December. Qualcomm vowed to appeal the judgement.
In response to the FTC’s litigation before this week, Qualcomm denied it did anything of the form and said the FTC’s litigation is “significantly flawed.”
“Qualcomm hasn’t withheld or threatened to withhold processor supply to be able to get deal to unjust or excessive licensing provisions,” it said in a statement. “The FTC’s allegation to the contrary—the principal thesis of the charge—is wrong.”
Apple’s suit has not been remarked on by it.
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