Yesterday we heard that Apple were suing Qualcomm for $1 billion in a lawsuit where Apple are claiming that Qualcomm has engaged in anti competitive licensing practices.
Now Qualcomm has responded to the lawsuit and released a statement, the company is saying that Apple’s claims are ‘baseless’, you can see the statement below.
“While we are still in the process of reviewing the complaint in detail, it is quite clear that Apple’s claims are baseless. Apple has intentionally mischaracterized our agreements and negotiations, as well as the enormity and value of the technology we have invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device makers through our licensing program. Apple has been actively encouraging regulatory attacks on Qualcomm’s business in various jurisdictions around the world, as reflected in the recent KFTC decision and FTC complaint, by misrepresenting facts and withholding information. We welcome the opportunity to have these meritless claims heard in court where we will be entitled to full discovery of Apple’s practices and a robust examination of the merits,” said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated.
Apple had used Qualcomm as the sole supplier of their LTE modems until 2016, with the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple also used Intel to supply LTE modems for the handsets.
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