Qualcomm demands Us import ban on iPhones

Qualcomm demands Us import ban on iPhones

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Chipmaker Qualcomm has an American please note that over asked for an import ban on several versions of the iPhone.

That request is the latest step of Qualcomm in a patentstrijd with Apple, which still further enlarged.

The two companies have argued about the licensing terms of Qualcomm, the owner of several key patents in 4G technology and other elements, which in almost all modern smartphones are present.

Qualcomm wants that Apple and other smartphonemakers a percentage of the sale price to pay as license fees for those patents. Apple thinks that is too expensive and wants a more limited amount to give.


The two companies have each other in different countries sued, and Qualcomm is now to the International please note that over ITC stepped. That commission can patentschending examine and possibly a ban impose, so that iPhones no longer from the factory in China to the united states should be allowed to be shipped. Qualcomm also wants a sales ban on iPhones to the US.

In his complaint to the ITC allows Qualcomm that some of the iPhones various patents around the extend of the battery life of smartphones violate. The company wants an import ban on iPhones with a modemchip that are not partners of Qualcomm is made. It is unclear in what percentage of all iPhones that is the case.

Apple has not commented on the indictment.

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