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Qualcomm claims Apple infringes on 11 patents, seeks ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

By Cookie Monster - on 3 Dec 2017, 12:00am

Qualcomm claims Apple infringes on 11 patents, seeks ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

One day after Apple countersued Qualcomm, the chip maker followed up with two complaints with the U.S District Court for the Southern District of California that Apple infringed on its 11 patents. 

The first complaint consists of 5 patents, 4 of which were purchased from Palm. The four patents purchased from Palm include a card-based multitasking interface which is similar to the one used in iOS 11, camera focusing techniques such as the tap-to-focus system, a method of responding to an incoming call with a text message, and the use of a multi-purpose power button to turn a device on/off, silencing calls and activating a display. 

The second complaint consists of 6 patents which cover multiple technologies from power management to machine learning. Don Rosenberg, the General Counsel for Qualcomm insisted that its latest filings are not in response to Apple's recent lawsuit.

"You can't react that quickly to file lawsuits," Rosenberg said. "We were in the process of filing three new district court cases in San Diego today, and one new ITC case in Washington, D.C. Those involve a group of 16 patents that are additional to the ones we have already sued them on, and five of those 16 are ones we are suing them on in the ITC seeking an exclusion order."

In July this year, Qualcomm wanted to ban the iPhone 7 and iPad models in the U.S. Its new ITC complaint will seek to include the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone X which are running on Intel components. 

Source: AppleInsider

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