Apple loses wins 31 million dollars patent infringement case filed by Qualcomm

The legal battle that has been happening between two major technology giants; Apple and Qualcomm has finally ended in the favor of Qualcomm.

The case which was filed in San Diego has been decided by the jury of San Diego. The jury members found that the Apple has in fact infringed on three of the Qualcomm patents. These patents are being sued by Apple for their iPhone battery life as well as Startup.

According to the final verdict of the jury, Apple has been ordered to pay a sum of 1.41 dollars per iPhone under patent infringement. The total amount of money, in this case, becomes about 31 million dollars.

Apple and Qualcomm were both engaged in a legal battle for Qualcomm’s policy of charging the intellectual property fees on not only their actual prices but also on their smartphone ships. In response to this recent case, Apple also filed a1 billion dollars lawsuit against Qualcomm in which they charge Qualcomm for an IP that the company has actually no right to. The case will go into court in April this year.

A case has also been brought up by the FTC who claims that Qualcomm is engaged in anti-competitive prices for their IP. The case has reached a wrap up in the judicial court. The case now awaits settlement which is in the hands of a judge as well as the two companies themselves.

While this 31 million dollars win is a relatively small win for Qualcomm but it can have a massive impact on the much larger cases for IP. Qualcomm sued apple previously for the 3 patent infringements and this has allowed Qualcomm to have its IP valued at 1.41 dollars per device. This IP based case win can be used by Qualcomm in its cases against both Apple and FTC for anti-competitive IP pricing.

As for Apple, they are currently contesting against Qualcomm that they should not be given the right to charge a per-device royalty based on their IP.

Well, the things will surely get messier in future as Qualcomm claims that these three patents are a mere small portion of their other IP claims which amount to tens of thousands.

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