Qualcomm, the world’s biggest producer of mobile phone chips, has appealed for the sale of some iPhones in the US to be blocked.
Tech market is getting hot as the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm isn’t settling.Back in January Apple filed two lawsuits against Qualcomm, claiming it had abused its dominant market position. Which resulted in breaking of agreements between two companies.
Now Qualcomm is back with a hit on Apple claiming that Apple is using six patents relating to energy-saving features on the iPhone, which Qualcomm says Apple has used without permission.According to the news agency Reuters, Qualcomm has also filed a lawsuit seeking financial compensation from Apple.
“Apple continues to use Qualcomm’s technology while refusing to pay for it. These lawsuits seek to stop Apple’s infringement of six of our patented technologies,” the company said in a statement.
“They supply us with a single connectivity component, but for years have been demanding a percentage of the total cost of our products – effectively taxing Apple’s innovation”, it said.
“We believe deeply in the value of intellectual property but we shouldn’t have to pay them for technology breakthroughs they have nothing to do with.” Qualcomm said it hoped the ITC would begin an investigation in August.