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Apple countersues Qualcomm in latest twist of patent battle

By Cookie Monster - on 30 Nov 2017, 2:00am

Apple countersues Qualcomm in latest twist of patent battle

The legal tussle between Apple and Qualcomm has a new twist today; the iPhone maker filed a countersuit against Qualcomm and claims that the chip maker infringe on several of its patents.

In its latest filing with the U.S District Court in San Diego, Apple alleges the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 820 platforms have violated at least 8 of its patents on battery life. The patents cover power efficiency measures such as disabling parts of a chipset when they are not needed, and making sleep and wake functions work better.  

Reuters - “Apple began seeking those patents years before Qualcomm began seeking the patents it asserts against Apple in this case,” the company wrote in its complaint.

While Google and Samsung have used both processors in their mobile devices, Apple is currently not making any claims against them. The iPhone maker is also seeking unspecified damages from Qualcomm. 

Source: Reuters via 9to5Mac

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