Apple vs. Qualcomm

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WSJ: Apple's 5G Modem Prototypes 'Three Years Behind Qualcomm's Best Chip'

Thursday September 21, 2023 12:57 am PDT by
In the last few years, Apple has spent billions of dollars attempting to develop its own modem chip to replace the Qualcomm modem chips that it uses in iPhones, but a new paywalled Wall Street Journal report suggests Apple's approach to the project has been dogged by unrealistic goals, a poor understanding of the challenges involved, and completely unusable prototypes. Apple's plan to design ...
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Qualcomm Got $4.5 Billion From Apple Settlement According to Earnings Release

Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:29 pm PDT by
Qualcomm today announced its quarterly earnings results and shared details on the amount of revenue that it will be receiving in the coming quarter as part of its recent settlement with Apple. As pointed out by Axios, Qualcomm will record $4.5 to $4.7 billion in revenue from the Apple settlement, which includes a "cash payment from Apple and the release of related liabilities." Apple and...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: We Feel Good About Resolution With Qualcomm

Tuesday April 30, 2019 2:56 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2019 (first calendar quarter), Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Apple's settlement with Qualcomm. While Cook declined to provide color on how this will affect Apple's development plans in the future, he did say that Apple is satisfied with the resolution. We're glad to put the litigation behind us and all the litigation...
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Apple Paid an Estimated $5-$6 Billion to Settle Qualcomm Dispute, Plus $8-$9 Per iPhone in Royalty Fees

Thursday April 18, 2019 11:11 am PDT by
Apple likely paid somewhere around $5 to $6 billion to settle its ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, according to estimates shared today by UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri (via CNBC). The $5 to $6 billion payment would have been for royalty fees that Apple had stopped paying over the course of its two year legal fight with Qualcomm. Qualcomm may also be receiving between $8 and $9 per iPhone...
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf Shares Thoughts on Apple Deal but Declines to Give Specific Details

Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:11 am PDT by
Following yesterday's surprise announcement of a settlement between Qualcomm and Apple, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf sat down with CNBC to share a few more details about the new agreement between the two companies. According to Mollenkopf, after "a lot of talking" both between teams and with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple and Qualcomm came to an agreement that "both companies like." Qualcomm and...
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Apple Plans to Use Qualcomm Chips for 5G iPhones in 2020 Following Settlement

Tuesday April 16, 2019 2:36 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to purchase 5G modem chips from Qualcomm for use in its 2020 iPhones, according to a source with knowledge of today's settlement plans that spoke to Nikkei. Apple won't be able to use Qualcomm chips in its 2019 iPhone lineup, but has already been testing Qualcomm's 5G chips for 2020 devices. "It is too late for Apple to use Qualcomm's chips this year, but for 2020 it will...
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Apple and Qualcomm Reach Settlement, Agree to Drop All Litigation

Tuesday April 16, 2019 12:07 pm PDT by
Apple and Qualcomm just kicked off a legal battle over unpaid royalty rebates in a San Diego court, but the case will be cut short as the two companies have reached a settlement. Apple announced the news in a press release this afternoon. Apple says the settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm and a six-year licensing agreement for Qualcomm's technologies. Qualcomm and Apple...
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Apple vs. Qualcomm Jury Includes Retired MLB Pitcher and Woman Who's Never Owned a Smartphone

Tuesday April 16, 2019 8:02 am PDT by
Apple's high-profile trial against chipmaker Qualcomm kicked off in San Diego federal court on Monday with jury selection. Among the nine jurors selected are a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, a woman who has never owned a smartphone, a retired clinical psychologist, a pilot, an accountant, a retired nurse, and an environmental consultant, according to reports ...
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Apple vs. Qualcomm Trial Begins Today

Monday April 15, 2019 6:43 am PDT by
Two years after Apple sued Qualcomm over $1 billion in unpaid royalty rebates and anticompetitive patent licensing practices, the tech heavyweights are set to face off in a San Diego courtroom. The trial begins today with jury selection. Apple manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal, whose complaints have been merged with Apple's, allege that they have collectively overpaid...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Testify in Apple v. Qualcomm Trial in San Diego Next Month

Thursday March 28, 2019 3:33 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be heading to San Diego next month to testify in the Apple v. Qualcomm trial that will see Apple challenging Qualcomm's patent licensing practices, reports Bloomberg. Along with Cook, Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf will testify, and other Apple witnesses could include former head of Apple hardware Bob Mansfield, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, and former general...
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Qualcomm Owes Apple Almost $1 Billion in Rebate Payments According to New Court Ruling

Thursday March 14, 2019 5:39 pm PDT by
Qualcomm owes Apple close to $1 billion in rebate payments a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California said in a preliminary ruling today, siding with Apple in the ongoing Apple vs. Qualcomm legal battle. Qualcomm, ruled the judge, is obligated to make the rebate payments to Apple as they were part of a business agreement between the two companies. Today's ruling is...
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Qualcomm Wants Apple to Pay $31 Million in Damages in Patent Battle

Friday March 8, 2019 11:52 am PST by
Qualcomm today told a San Diego jury that it wants Apple to pay $31 million in damages for patent infringement violations, which is allegedly equivalent to $1.40 per infringing iPhone. The new information comes from CNET, which has been covering the Qualcomm vs. Apple patent trial that's in court this week. $1.40 per ‌iPhone‌ and a total of $31 million in damages suggests that Qualcomm...
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First U.S. Jury Trial Begins Today in Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle

Monday March 4, 2019 4:47 am PST by
In July 2017, Qualcomm filed suit against Apple in San Diego federal court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing on six U.S. patents related to graphics processing architecture, power consumption, and envelope tracking technologies. Nearly two years later, the case is finally headed to trial. The trial begins today with jury selection, with proceedings expected to take up to two weeks. It ...
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Qualcomm 'Running Out' of Time to Win 5G Modem Orders in 2020 iPhones Amid Legal Battle With Apple

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:32 am PST by
Qualcomm may be running out of time if it wants to supply Apple with 5G modems for its 2020 iPhones as some rumors suggest. In a research note today, analysts at investment bank Barclays said that while they originally thought Qualcomm had an opportunity to supply the 5G modems to Apple, they now believe that time "seems to be running out" unless the two companies can settle their bitter...
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Qualcomm Says Its Innovations Are At the Heart of Every iPhone as Battle With Apple Intensifies

Wednesday June 21, 2017 7:15 am PDT by
Apple this week expanded its lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the wireless chipmaker of "double-dipping" by allegedly refusing to sell chips to manufacturers unless they also pay separate royalties and enter licensing agreements at unreasonable rates, according to court documents filed electronically. Qualcomm has since responded to the amended complaint, claiming that Apple is "trying to...
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Apple Says Qualcomm Has Overcharged Billions of Dollars By 'Double-Dipping' on iPhone's Innovation

Tuesday June 20, 2017 9:32 am PDT by
Apple has expanded its lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the wireless chipmaker of "double-dipping" by way of unfair patent licensing agreements, according to an amended complaint filed with a United States federal court in San Diego today. The complaint broadens the claims Apple made in its original lawsuit against Qualcomm in January, when it sued the chipmaker for $1 billion in alleged...
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Qualcomm Files New Lawsuit in Ongoing Apple Feud, Now Targeting Four Major iPhone Suppliers

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:15 am PDT by
In the ongoing feud between Apple and Qualcomm, the latter company today has brought four of Apple's main iPhone and iPad suppliers into the legal battle by filing a breach of contract complaint against Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal. Qualcomm has sued the four manufacturers for "breaching their license agreements" by failing to pay royalties on the use of Qualcomm's technology in the ...
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Qualcomm Countersues Apple, Says iPhone Wouldn't Be Possible Without Its Technologies

Monday April 10, 2017 8:42 pm PDT by
Qualcomm today announced it has countersued Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, nearly three months after the iPhone maker sued the chipmaker for $1 billion in alleged unpaid royalty rebates. Apple also accused Qualcomm of engaging in anticompetitive licensing practices. Qualcomm, which earlier called Apple's lawsuit "baseless," officially denied the...
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Apple Sues Qualcomm for $1 Billion in Unpaid Royalty Rebates [Updated]

Friday January 20, 2017 12:12 pm PST by
Following an FTC complaint alleging Qualcomm engaged in anticompetitive patent licensing practices, Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming the company has charged unfair royalties for "technologies they have nothing to do with." According to a statement Apple shared with several news sites, Qualcomm "reinforces its dominance" through exclusionary tactics and high patent...
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FTC Targeting Qualcomm for Forcing Apple to Use its Modems [Updated]

Tuesday January 17, 2017 1:01 pm PST by
The United States Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Qualcomm, accusing the company of violating the FTC Act by using anticompetitive tactics to remain the dominant supplier of baseband processors (aka LTE chips) for smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm uses its position and its portfolio of patents to impose "onerous and anticompetitive supply and licensing terms...