Qualcomm files suit to block iPhone sales in China

Qualcomm is making another move against Apple.                  Justin Sullivan  Getty Images

Qualcomm is making another move against Apple. Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The majority of Apple's iPhones are manufactured in China, and Qualcomm has filed lawsuits in that country that seek to have production halted and ban all sales. This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the United States and has since expanded worldwide. The Greater China region accounted for 22.5 percent of Apple's $215.6 billion sales in its most recent financial year. Bloomberg notes that the company's suits are based on three "non-standard essential patents" that cover power management and a touch-screen tech like 3D Touch used in Apple's current iPhones.

The patented innovations "are a few examples of the many Qualcomm technologies that Apple uses to improve its devices and increase its profits", Trimble added.

U-17 WC: Germany beat Guinea
Camacho praised Iran for their attacking football and said, "They played counter attacking football and a very handsome game". Thanks to the Portuguese connection, they are sure to get strong crowd support and will be looking to take advantage of it.

"Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them", Qualcomm spokesperson Christine Trimble told Bloomberg. The analyst further notes that a vacuum left by Apple could be filled by Chinese competitors very quickly, and believes that Qualcomm's move is aimed at getting Apple back into negotiations. In July, it filed a similar claim in the United States, pointing to six patents that it said Apple was in violation of.

The legal battle started earlier this year when Apple filed an antitrust suit against Qualcomm arguing that the chipmaker's licensing practices are unfair, and that it abused its position as the biggest supplier of chips in phones.

Kurdish VP : Thousands of troops sent to Kirkuk to face "Iraqi threat"
However, The Iraqi military command, in a statement, denied the Iraqi army was launching an operation to retake the city. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is expected to visit Baghdad on Sunday to meet with Abadi.

Apple and Qualcomm did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

However, Apple has now cut off those payments costing Qualcomm an estimated $2 billion a year in revenue.

Facebook launches food order and delivery service for users in US
Facebook has been working on the new product for a year, and carried out tests with restaurants including Papa John's (PZZA). The company announced today that users in the United States can use the platform to order food for takeout and delivery .

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.