Qualcomm's New Lawsuit Seeks Ban on Apple's iPhone X

Qualcomm's New Lawsuit Seeks Ban on Apple's iPhone X

The legal bickering between Apple and Qualcomm shows no signs of backing down. "All of these Palm inventions - owned by Qualcomm - have vastly improved the functionality of mobile devices and the user experience, and all of them are widely found in Apple products without license or permission", Qualcomm writes in one of its lawsuits.

Earlier this year, Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing several patents related to enabling "high performance in a smartphone while extending battery life", and is attempting to get iPhones banned in the U.S. as a result. The company has also filed three additional patent infringement lawsuits against Apple and says the company infringes on 16 patents...

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Now, according to court documents, Apple has amended its response to include suing Qualcomm for using patents giving juice wherever and at whatever level is needed, plus starting and shutting down quickly. More specifically, the patent covers how a processor can minimize power draw by turning off certain functions when not in use, along with enhanced sleep/wake functionality in mobile chips. The iPhone maker states that it filed for battery life patents long before Qualcomm went through with its own battery life patents, and further states that Qualcomm's infringement claims appear "to be a blatant effort to take credit for the innovation of others".

The latter filed its patent breach case at the same time it submitted a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking to stop the import of Apple iPhones that have Intel Corp chips due to the alleged patent violations. Google and Samsung are not mentioned in Apple's counterclaims. In a related suit, Qualcomm sued the contract manufacturers that make Apple's phones, but Apple joined in to defend them.

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