Qualcomm files lawsuit in China to stop production of iPhones

From Engadget - October 13, 2017

"Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them," Qualcomm spokesperson Christine Trimble tells Bloomberg.

Apple started the legal fight at the beginning of 2017 with a $1 billion lawsuit alleging that Qualcomm demanded license royalties "for technologies they have nothing to do with," according to CNBC. Qualcomm fired back with its own suit in April, and Apple subsequently began withholding payments to manufacturers of iPhones, which hit the multinational chipmaker so hard that it had to drop its Q3 2017 revenue estimate by half a billion dollars.


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