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License: Apple sues Chip supplier Qualcomm – FOCUS Online

license dispute: Apple sues Chip supplier Qualcomm

Friday, 20.01.2017, 23:35

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The allegations of unfair competition against the chip group Qualcomm Apple win a lawsuit of important customers. The iPhone group accuses Qualcomm, to demand too much money for licenses to patents and financial pressure, such as from U.S. media reports on Friday.

at the beginning of the week had already filed a complaint with the US trade Commission FTC with the accusations that Qualcomm had coerced manufacturers to pay higher licensing out his patents. Chips by Qualcomm are used in many Smartphones for the wireless connection.

Apple declare in the lawsuit, Qualcomm withhold agreed payments of around a billion dollars, including the financial service Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal reported. This was the punishment for the iPhone-have worked together in a group with South Korean authorities. This had imposed on Qualcomm in December, a penalty of 854 million dollars.

more Favourable terms and conditions

In the FTC lawsuit, it was also known that Apple have received in the years 2011 to 2016 more favourable terms and conditions of Qualcomm, for the commitment to use in the iPhone does not have radio chips from other vendors. According to Apple, the lawsuit is in the billion to payments under this agreement.

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