Apple Qualcomm suit

  • Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

    Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

    I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. This is the latest twist in the ongoing conflict between Apple and Qualcomm. Qualcomm hopes that the ITC could rule on the issue sooner than… Read More

  • Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    Apple stops paying royalties to Qualcomm

    It’s no secret, Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting relentlessly for a few months over royalty payments. Apple told Qualcomm that it would stop paying the disputed licensing fees. Qualcomm confirmed the aggressive move and said that its revenue and profits would be lower than expected. Apple said that it is waiting for a court decision to resume payments. Of course, the company expects… Read More

  • Qualcomm stock takes a sharp hit on heels of Apple and FTC filings

    Qualcomm stock takes a sharp hit on heels of Apple and FTC filings

    A rough start to the week for Qualcomm stock following a week that brought some major bad news in the form of an FTC antitrust complaint and a one $1 billion or so suit from one-time ally Apple. The chipmaker was already stumbling from an FTC complaint a week back that accused the company of instituting a “no license, no chips” policy that instituted higher fees and held down… Read More

  • Qualcomm fires back against Apple over lawsuit and FTC action

    Qualcomm fires back against Apple over lawsuit and FTC action

    Never a dull moment in the smartphone wars. This week, Qualcomm started getting serious regulatory heat when the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against the chipmaker, accusing it of anticompetitive tactics designed to shut competitors out from supplying components to handset companies. Apple was one of the few manufacturers mentioned by name in the complaint, and accordingly, the… Read More

  • Apple files a billion-dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm

    Apple files a billion-dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm

    What started as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s footsteps with a roughly billion-dollar suit against the San Diego-based mobile chipmaker. Apple was specifically named in the recent FTC filing, which accused Qualcomm of engaging in an anti-competitive “no… Read More