Qualcomm’s dispute with Apple has been going on for a long time now. The latest lawsuit involves Qualcomm’s claim that technology found in the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X infringes on two of Qualcomm’s patents. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court of China, recently granted injunction against four of Apple’s Chinese subsidiaries, but it seems like the matter is not ending anytime soon.
Qualcomm claims Apple is still violating the court order
After Qualcomm reported that it had got a court order in its favor to ban Apple products in China, Apple reported that its phones are still up for sale in China. Apple reported that it would release a software update “to address any possible concern” about their “compliance with the order.” To what is an infringement of the Court’s order as Qualcomm claims, Apple is still selling iPhones in China.
As Gizmo China reports, Apple’s decision to continue sales of iPhones in China is a violation of the law since the Court didn’t allow it to do that. Speaking on Apple’s decision to continue sale of iPhones, Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s General, said “Despite Apple’s efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions. Apple’s statements following the issuance of the preliminary injunction have been deliberate attempts to obfuscate and misdirect.”
Both the companies are vehemently defending their stance on the matter. Even though there is no Court ruling on Apple selling iPhones in China, Qualcomm claims Apple is violating the law. On the other hand, Apple says its in accordance with the Court’s ruling. The friction is on the rise, and a settlement doesn’t seem to be close.