(NASDAQ:AAPL) marked a countersuit against QUALCOMM, Inc.
The patents the Cupertino tech giant is alleging were infringed are focused on the phone processor using only the minimum power needed, turning off parts of the processor when not in use and facilitating the processor's sleep and wake functions. Qualcomm has stated that Apple violated six of its own patents which also have to do with battery life, and is trying to get the iPhone banned as a result of these infringements. Companies like Apple have this routine of filing and receiving technology patents but that is only there is to it. When we last visited the battlefield earlier this month, Qualcomm sued Apple, alleging that the company shared confidential baseband source code with Intel. But it has now revised its answer.
Bloomberg reported today that the European Union - one of the several fronts in the war between Apple and Qualcomm - is considering a set of guidelines that would govern how companies should determine fees and how they could avoid protracted battles over the value of patents.
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In its submission, Apple charges that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 and 800 processors, which power devices from Samsung and Google's Pixel phones, breach on those patents.
That case accompanied a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to ban the import of Apple iPhones that use competing Intel chips because of the alleged patent violations.
In January, Apple charged Qualcomm for patent royalty rebates of around $1 billion that latter purportedly withheld from Apple. In a related suit, Qualcomm sued the contract manufacturers that make Apple's phones, but Apple joined in to defend them. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.