In any trial, there is a winner and a loser. And in the one who opposed Apple at Qualcomm, the apple company was condemned. To pay not one, not two, not three, but $ 31 million to its ex-supplier! All this for a violation of three patents, for components used on the iPhone 7, 8 and X.
The modem manufacturer obviously prided himself on this news, since he declared that this judgment “is the latest victory to date in our legal dispute worldwide intended to make it known that Apple is using our technologies without the pay “. As a reminder, the technologies in question allowed an iPhone to connect directly to the Internet as soon as it turned on, offered applications increased and faster data processing, and gave more autonomy to the iPhone.
The trial saw some surreal moments, including the call to the stand of a former Apple employee, Arjuna Siva, which had not been credited with the discovery of a patent by Qualcomm. Apple has effectively accused Qualcomm of patent theft, thereby reversing the situation. But it was obviously not enough. The Cupertino company now sources from Intel to produce its patents.