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Qualcomm is trying to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S

By Cookie Monster - on 5 May 2017, 12:00am

Qualcomm is trying to block Apple from selling iPhones in the U.S

Due to the ongoing legal battle, Apple stopped paying billions of dollars in licensing fees to Qualcomm until the court decides on the total amount owed. Furious at Apple's actions, Qualcomm reportedly plans to retaliate by appealing to a U.S trade agency.

According to Bloomberg, Qualcomm is going to ask the International Trade Commission (ITC) to implement an import ban for the iPhones which are built in China. The import ban will also cover Apple's next generation iPhone models. 

The legal tussle begun shortly after the U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Qualcomm for anti-competitive policies in January 2017. Following FTC's lawsuit, Apple also sued Qualcomm for nearly US$1 billion over unfair royalties for technologies that it has nothing to do with. Subsequently, Apple filed two lawsuits against Qualcomm in China and another one in the U.K. Earlier last month, Qualcomm filed counterclaims to Apple's lawsuits in the U.S

Source: Bloomberg via MacRumors

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