Apple demands a billion dollars from Qualcomm for abuse of power
Apple suing chipmaker Qualcomm, because Qualcomm are monopoly would have been for Apple to force the chips from Qualcomm. Apple requires in addition to the payment of any overdue amount of a billion dollars.
If Apple no chips of Qualcomm for all of its smartphones would use, would the chipmaker charges for use of its patents in the field of smartphonehardware to Apple’s unreasonable heights increase. That writes the Wall Street Journal Friday, on the basis of documents submitted to a court of law in the American California.
In addition, accuses Apple Qualcomm it revenge to have taken on the Americans because they were talking with the Korean competition authorities. Apple had agreements with Qualcomm about paying a percentage of the earnings from the sale of iPhones. In return, got Apple discount on the licensing fee.
But when Apple cooperated with an investigation of the Korean competition authorities, held at Qualcomm this discount without warning. Then, tried Qualcomm, Apple’s retained discount to blackmail to be more favourable to give answers to the questions of the Korean authorities. Deducted discounts will Apple now via the right demand.
Qualcomm this week by the competition authorities of the US have been accused of the abuse of the monopoly position in the area of certain chips that are in smartphones used to be.
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