The lawsuit stems from 2017, when Qualcomm alleged that Apple had used its technology without permission in some versions of its popular iPhone, according to Cnet.
A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple almost $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute.
The case is Qualcomm Inc. v. Apple Inc., 17-cv-01375, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego).
A federal jury in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in damages Friday as part of an ongoing series of patent infringement suits against Apple, which Qualcomm alleges used the company's technologies in its iPhones without paying for their use.
Considering that Apple tallied a little less than $265.6 billion in sales during its 2018 fiscal year, that $31 million judgment isn't likely to sting too badly. "But this does set a precedent that Qualcomm's IP is valuable, even the patents on elements of a phone that are not directly related to wireless standards".
Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm, told Reuters in a statement, "Although the Court today did not view Apple's conduct as a breach of Apple's promises to Qualcomm in the 2013 Business Cooperation and Patent Agreement, the exposure of Apple's role in these events is a welcome development". As you might imagine, Qualcomm was happy with the jury's decision while Apple said it was disappointed with it. Apple and Qualcomm still have a number of court battles remaining.
Apple ordered to pay $31 million in royalties to Qualcomm for infringement of three patents
Gaston Kroub, a patent lawyer in NY not involved in the case, said the verdict was clearly a win for Qualcomm.
'The three patents found to be infringed in this case represent just a small fraction of Qualcomm's valuable portfolio of tens of thousands of patents, ' Rosenberg said in a statement.
The decision will not become final until after the trial in the case, which begins next month. It also claimed that Apple made "false and misleading" statements during a Korean Fair Trade Commission investigation into Qualcomm. "The stakes in that case are higher: the dollar amounts are staggering, and it goes to the core of Qualcomm's business model". The judge sided with Apple in this issue, ordering Qualcomm to pay the $1 billion it owed.
Qualcomm scored a pair of legal victories late a year ago overseas.
The jury agreed with Qualcomm's contention that it should be paid $1.41 per iPhone relying on three of its patents.
Qualcomm has accused Apple of using its technology without paying.
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