Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Apple and Qualcomm at it again, chip maker sued for patent infringement

Apple and Qualcomm at it again, chip maker sued for patent infringement

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.

Earlier in July, Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing numerous patents linked to helping mobile devices get improved battery life.

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm continues to heat up. Qualcomm is alleged to be infringing on eight battery life patents.

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In its countersuit, Apple states that Qualcomm used this technology with its Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors inside of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd devices and Alphabet's Google Pixel phones without the permission from the company.

Reuters reports that the feature allows the smartphones' processor to draw the minimum power needed at the time by turning off unnecessary cores. Apple has refuted the assertions that it breached battery life patents of Qualcomm and charged that Qualcomm's patents were worthless, a common step in such instances.

The chipmaker on Thursday filed a request with the US International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of certain iPhones that use Intel's modem.

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Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg said the timing of Qualcomm's lawsuits is coincidental to Apple's countersuit. In a related suit, Qualcomm sued the contract manufacturers that make Apple's phones, but Apple joined in to defend them.

In better news for Apple, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson says the iPhone X will lead to a longer "super cycle" and the company "may be increasingly well positioned to experience a strong multi-year iPhone trajectory".

In January, Apple sued Qualcomm for almost $1 billion in patent royalty rebates that Qualcomm allegedly withheld from Apple.

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