Qualcomm and Apple have been in a dispute for some time relating to patents that Qualcomm claims are used in Apple’s iPhones.
Now Qualcomm has won an injunction against Apple in China, the company is now able to block imports of the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X in China.
“We deeply value our relationships with customers, rarely resorting to the courts for assistance, but we also have an abiding belief in the need to protect intellectual property rights,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us. These Court orders are further confirmation of the strength of Qualcomm’s vast patent portfolio.”
This is bad news for Apple who have appealed the ruling, it will be interesting to see what happens and if Apple can overturn the ruling.