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Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Infringing Six Patents in iPhone, iPad

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple Inc. from selling some iPhones and iPads in the United States that use chips made by competitor Intel Corp on the grounds that the devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents, Reuters is reporting.

Qualcomm said it will ask the U.S. ITC to ban imports of the Apple devices that use the chips. The company also filed suit in federal court in California on Thursday to request monetary damages.

Reporters Diane Bartz and Stephen Nellis write: “In its complaint to the ITC, Qualcomm asked the body to ban ‘iPhones that use cellular baseband processors other than those supplied by Qualcomm’s affiliates.’ Qualcomm did not name Intel, but Intel began supplying chips for some iPhones starting with the iPhone 7.”

Read the Reuters article.


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