Apr 16, 2019

Apple Reached A Settlement With Qualcomm, Will Dismiss All Patent Litigation

In a press release today, Apple announced that it has reached a settlement with Qualcomm on the patent litigation over unpaid royalty rebates. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm and a six-year licensing agreement for Qualcomm's technologies that comes with a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.

Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
Apple’s first lawsuit against Qualcomm date back in January 2017, when they accused the latter of charging unfair royalty and using an exclusive strategy and high patent license fees to maintain its LTE chip primary supplier role. Later, Qualcomm argues back by saying that its technology is at the "heart of every iPhone", since then, they have been battling back each other, and even led to filing import bans in some countries.

Now that the Apple vs Qualcomm legal battle is ended, it's reasonable to say that Qualcomm may begin to supply its cellular modem to Apple, and perhaps we will likely to see a 5G iPhone in 2020, if not sooner.

Image Via Pocketnow

Post a Comment

Favourite Category

...
Click to see more!

Whatsapp Button works on Mobile Device only