Qualcomm alleges its tech made iPhones possible, Apple updates its claim, as the case between the two drags on

Qualcomm alleges its tech made iPhones possible, Apple updates its claim, as the case between the two drags on
The months-long legal saga between Qualcomm and Apple, which started in January this year, has been gathering more and more momentum, rather than moving towards calmer waters. This Tuesday, Cupertino updated its claim against Qualcomm, alleging that the business practices of the last harmed not only Apple, but also “the entire industry”.

At the core of the legal battle between the two whether Cupertino should pay the chipmaker licensing fees on tech it uses in the production of iPhones. Apple has condemned the practice and subsequently withheld due payments to Qualcomm, with the last responding in the same manner. The issue is that Qualcomm charges the fee as a percentage of the total price of the device, which, Apple suggests, enriches the first unjustly, for parts and tech it has not contributed to.

Qualcomm’s position is that the licensing royalties are consideration for an array of technologies found in iPhones, and does not relate to the patent of a single chip. In response to Apple’s latest submission, Qualcomm has stated that its chips have made the production of iPhones and other smartphones possible. Qualcomm’s Executive VP and General Counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg has also stated that Qualcomm has had input in connectivity, high-speed data transmission and GPS navigation tech, which is the ground for the company’s position in the legal battle.

 
The legal tie has been dragging on for months now and, on the looks of it, we should not expect a resolution anytime soon. The issue of Qualcomm’s fee, charged as a percentage of the total price of a device, will only heat up, as we near the release of the next hot-shot flagship by Apple this autumn.

source: CNET

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69 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

buhuhuhuuuu, 2 greedy companies that want more money. fu__ck them.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

That's stupid, all companies want to make money. Some companies can make more some company can make less, some can't even make money. The bottom line in business is usually the law. That's why people call money "cold hard", business only deals with money.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Some companies can make more some company can make less, some can't even make money." And some companies can make money through actual innovations, and some companies only make money by patent trolling and stealing... after all, "Good artists copy, great artists steal". If you know what I mean. :)

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I see how you're trying to be cute, so let's take a look at Samsung's original ideas and inventions; Infinity Display-created by the flat panel display section of Toppan, licensed to Samsung. Samsung Pay-Loop Pay, company bought by Samsung. Bixby-Viv Labs, bought by Samsung 10nm, 7nm, 6nm, 4nm, etc, processes-developed by the university members of SEMATECH, licensed to Samsung for hefty fees. Head worn virtual reality, created 1968/69 by Ivan Sutherland. So, what, exactly, is so special about Samsung?

9. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It's Samsung. The name is enough.

59. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It's not just Samsung. It's the way these companies are created. Owned and run by a "chaebol". And run means in this case dictatorship with iron hand. They are corrupt, backstabbing and super greedy. Excactly like US-companies run by "shareholders". Both ruthless with no regard for the common good or human welfare.

11. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@apple-rulz Consumers do not bother about innovation, royalties, licenses, court battles, etc. A consumer wants more value for his money. Samsung has been able to provide more value on its products as compared to apple. All other things are irrelevant. Apple works on the philosophy that if a person can pay $600, he can also afford to pay $650. So it forces him to pay $650. That js why many people hate apple and apple fans who pay much more than they should have.

15. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Your "value for money" argument is stupid at best and irrelevant to the topic at hand, the topic being that Samsung is credited by their idiotic followers, such as you, with "inventing" everything from sliced bread to the first automobile. Then again your type won't let a little thing like facts get in the way.

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Instead of making a list of what samsung has not invented, why don't you make a list of what apple has invented. Then we will talk about facts. How ' value for money' is a stupid thing. Just because apple do not offer VFM, so it becomes stupid. Secondly, i have never said that samsung has invented everything. Maybe some sammy worshipers believe that. But you are as bad as those whom you are are criticizing.

29. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You're just salty now because I've exposed you to the truth, in time you'll thank me.

32. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung has alot of innovations in the OLED tech, so much to the point where Samsung has a near monopoly in the OLED display market. Samsung also recently launched the world's fastest SSD drive... to name a fear. What hardware innovations has Apple brought? Maybe a few, if at all, but nowhere near Samsung Electronics... not to mention Samsung Group, for that matter.

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

EDIT: "... to name a *few*.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No fool, just make the list, like he asked. You hurried up and made a list of what Samsung didn't invent, then punked out on his request. You Apple sheeple crack me up.

39. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Aaaaaannnnd here is miss "Team Tech" right on time! First, he can do his own research, or since you're so sweet on him, help him out. "Apple sheeple", wow so original, did you parents help you with that retort?

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Make the list of what Apple invented.

44. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Make the list of what Samsung invented.

49. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Everything's that when into an iPhone were made by Samsung at some point in time. Even now there a Samsung in every iPhone be it screen. memory, storage or battery. Oh the new iPhone 8 anniversary edition would feature an OLED screen made from LG and SAMSUNG!

51. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Dumbbell, just because Samsung functions as a parts supplier doesn't elevate them to the level of the designer. Think of it this way; you work as a laborer on a construction site, say building a new house. Now, are you the architect that designed the house? No, you're just the entity hired to build it, and you build it following specific instructions provided. Are you able to follow along with what I wrote?

55. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You made so much effort to worship your Apple brand simply because you pay for a piece of their hardware. You twist your words ignoring facts that Apple and Samsung are business partners as well as competitor which stake is completely irrelevant to you and me. Me buying a Samsung product does not make me a stakeholder anymore than you buying an iPhone. Back to topic, apple innovation list is simple. Zero every design they made was copied, borrow or for Qualcomm's case stolen.

63. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The 3.5" floppy disk drive (together with Sony)

24. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's incredibly ironic coming from an Apple fanatic.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post bro. Samsung takes chances, and pushes the tech envelope...Apple doesn't. Apple let's others take chances, and when the tech matures, they implement it, and put their own spin on it. They then call it magical, revolutionary, oh..........and courage.

41. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Stupid, Samsung simply buys from others, they aren't the envelope pushers your imagination makes them out to be. However, if it makes you feel better to believe they are as you say, then you can rub one out whilst fantasizing. Bro!

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

1. I have a hot wife, no need to rub one out. 2. Make the list of what Apple invented.

45. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

1. Yes I'm sure (eye roll) 2. Make out the list of what Samsung invented.

65. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

re: 41. apple-rulz (Posts: 99; Member since: 27 Dec 2016) Stupid, Samsung simply buys from others, they aren't the envelope pushers your imagination makes them out to be. However, if it makes you feel better to believe they are as you say, then you can rub one out whilst fantasizing. Bro! ================================= brah, apple does the same thing, but more than samsung...apple buys companies for patents and even people LOL...so they can use both to sue others...samsung on the other hand buys other companies for their patents to protrect themselves from companies that is sue hungry like apple LOL and when apple is caught using other peoples trademark, they simply buy them off LOL

60. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"A consumer wants more value for his money." Oh please the majority is clueless. They don't even know what a "webbrowser" is. They just follow the sheep. They don't realise what a powerfull device they carry with them and what they could do with it. There are just a handful of people whom use their phones to the fullest. In the end it just doesn't matter what brand or what phone you use. I've seen people doing more with their old feature phone than others with the latest and greatest smartphone.

14. Papa_Ji

Posts: 812; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Apple is the world most greedy company and biggest danger to humanity.. Apple don't even want to pay tax, even to it's home country USA( holding 93% of it's cash overseas). Buycott every apple products to kik Apple's ass(esp. the USA people should start ). Giving money to apple=== killing a poor people

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Poor people like you and your family are better off dead, so you should actually thank Apple for trying to put you out of your misery.

20. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Are you even half human? There is no need to get personal. No one has wished bad to you and your family. Material things are not above human spirit.

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