The California Southern District Court receives a claim from Apple against Qualcomm over allegedly abusive wireless patents

Apple and Qualcomm proceeding* In January 2017 Apple filed suit against Qualcomm over its allegedly abusive licensing practices regarding wireless patents. Apple filed patent, antitrust and breach of contract claims against Qualcomm; this could result in damages of billions of dollars. Apple’s suit comes after recent legal challenges against Qualcomm filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in federal court and a class action by smartphone buyers. Furthermore, Korean authorities levied their own $854 million penalty and China’s National Development and Reform Commission extracted a penalty amounting to nearly $1 billion in 2015. Also in 2015 the European Commission sent statements of objections to Qualcomm.

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Nicole Daniel, The California Southern District Court receives a claim from Apple against Qualcomm over allegedly abusive wireless patents, 20 January 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2017, Art. N° 84381

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