Qualcomm asks China to halt manufacture, sale of iPhones

Doris Richards
October 13, 2017

Apple's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm is heating up today in a serious way.

Qualcomm Inc confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc's iPhones in the country.

The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on Apple in the world's largest market for smartphones and cut off production in a country where most iPhones are made. Qualcomm alleges that Apple is infringing upon three non-standard patents, which include the technology that enables Force Touch on the iPhone 6s and later models, and certain power management aspects of the iPhone. Late last month, Qualcomm filed a suit in Beijing intellectual property court claiming that Apple infringed on its patents.


"Apple employes technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them."

The patented innovations "are a few examples of the many Qualcomm technologies that Apple uses to improve its devices and increase its profits", Trimble added.

Although Apple doesn't use Snapdragon processors in its iPhones, it's still on the hook for numerous patents Qualcomm owns.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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