German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple

Apple Demanded $1 Billion for Chance to Win iPhone Contract Qualcomm CEO

Apple wanted to use Qualcomm's 4G LTE processors in its newest iPhones, but the chipmaker wouldn't sell to it, Apple's operating chief testified Monday.

More details have now emerged of their soured partnership from the US Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) trial against Qualcomm.

The chip group Qualcomm must in its patent dispute with Apple a setback in Germany, plug it in.

Qualcomm says Apple has refused to pay anything for more than a year and has cost the chipmaker billions of dollars in profit. Two years ago, the FTC, Intel, and Apple filed suit against Qualcomm.

"That may not sound like a lot, but we're selling hundreds of millions of phones", and that's "a billion dollars a year", Williams told U.S. district judge Lucy Koh on Monday as the non-jury trial moved into its second week in San Jose, California. However, it signed an exclusive agreement with Qualcomm because it offered unspecified patent rebates in exchange.

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By now it's old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm. So whereas Qualcomm was demanding a $7.50 royalty payment for each iPhone sold, Apple believed the royalty payment should be more in the range of $1.50. It was revealed during the testimony of an Apple executive at the trial between Qualcomm and Apple on Friday that the Cupertino, California-based company has held talks with Samsung on sourcing 5G modem chips for future iPhones.

Qualcomm, on the other hand, wanted ensurances that such an incentive would be worth it, so they demanded to be the sole supplier.

Mollenkopf on Friday had said on the stand that as of spring 2018, Qualcomm was still trying to win a contract supplying chips for iPhones but that it hadn't "had any new business" from Apple since its previous contracts expired, the report added.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has chose to wade into a global licensing battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc., with billions of dollars at stake. The company hasn't said which of the two companies would make the cut and how the orders would be split between the chosen manufacturer and the existing supplier Intel. When Mollenkopf refused to play ball, Williams had to contact Intel which "had to scramble" to meet Apple's supply needs.

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