Friday, July 7, 2017
Qualcomm Seeks To Ban Imports Of iPhones With Patent Infringement Filing
San Diego-based Qualcomm has ramped up its battle with Apple, saying on Thursday that it will seek to ban the importation of iPhones into the United States, over violation of its patents. Qualcomm and Apple have been locked in a legal battle over Qualcomm's licensing fees for its technology. According to Qualcomm, it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), requesting that the ITC bar importation of infringing iPhones into the United States, including alt the marketing, advertising, demonstration, warehousing of inventory for distribution and use of those imported products in the United States. Qualcomm said the patents Apple is infringing upon include six patents, U.S. Patent No. 8,633,936, U.S. Patent No. 8,698,558, U.S. Patent No. 8,487,658, U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949, U.S. Patent No. 9,535,490, and U.S. Patent No. 9,608,675 which it says enable high performance in a smartphone while extending battery life.