German Court docket Throws Out Newest Qualcomm Patent Case Towards Apple
The regional courtroom within the metropolis of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm swimsuit as groundless in an preliminary verbal determination, saying the patent in query was not violated by the set up of its chips in Apple’s smartphones.
That is simply the most recent in a string of lawsuits from Qualcomm, which stays locked in a worldwide patent battle with Apple. The chipmaker mentioned it could attraction right this moment’s determination, after profitable a separate case earlier than a German courtroom in December that enabled it to implement a ban on the sale of older iPhones within the nation.
“Apple has a historical past of infringing our patents,” mentioned Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s govt vp and normal counsel.
“Whereas we disagree with the Mannheim courtroom’s determination and can attraction, we are going to proceed to implement our (mental property) rights in opposition to Apple worldwide.”
Apple declined to touch upon the Mannheim determination and as a substitute referred to an announcement issued in response to the December ruling.
Apple is interesting the preliminary injunction which blocks the import and sale of infringing iPhone fashions in Germany, but it surely has already been compelled to drag the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone Eight Plus from sale within the nation.
In the meantime, Qualcomm has put apart €1.34 billion in safety bonds in an effort to implement the preliminary injunction. The bonds can be put in direction of the price of the misplaced gross sales if Apple efficiently appeals the decision.