Apple and the Qualcomm found themselves in court this week over an ongoing patent dispute that had turned very, very ugly. The two companies have kissed and made up, however, in a move that has taken many by surprise.
Apple and Qualcomm are currently locked in a legal dispute that will see the pair go to court next week. However, in a new report, we’re beginning to learn more about how the problems began and it stretches all the way back to 2017.
Huawei has been threatening to sue the U.S. government over legislation that prevents agencies from buying its products, and now the Chinese firm has come good on those threats.
Despite having previously been banned in Germany, Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are again going on sale, according to reports. The whole situation stems from a legal spat between Apple and Qualcomm, with the latter winning out in a court ruling in December, which saw the older iPhones removed from sale.
Qualcomm has lost a battle in its patent claims against Apple, with a German court rejecting four of its patents. A decision will be taken later on a further four patents.
Qualcomm has been on a roll when it comes to winning court cases against Apple of late, but it's suffered a loss in Germany after a court dismissed what one patent expert called a "nuisance suit" against Apple.
After a German court found Apple was infringing upon some of Qualcomms power saving technology patents, Apple has removed the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and their Plus variants from sale in the country.
In China, iOS 12.1.2 addresses two Qualcomm patents that have been causing Apple some legal trouble, including a new animation for force-closing apps in the multitasking screen.
Apple is in the midst of another class action lawsuit, this time one that alleges that the company failing to install vent filters in iMacs and MacBooks leads to issues that can cause accumulation of dust within the screen and CPU.
Samsung has rejected the final $533 million damages that were awarded against it in Apple's patent infringement lawsuit, with a motion to have the verdict thrown now in the works.