The fight between Qualcomm and Apple that began a few days ago just take more force. The story goes like this: the past 20 January Apple company filed a complaint Qualcomm for $ 1 billion, accusing the manufacturer collect royalties to technology companies that somehow use its patented standards. “Qualcomm reinforces their dominance through tactics of exclusion and high fees for patents”, said Apple.
Against this fact, Qualcomm said that demand “it has no basis,” and that everything is the result of misinterpretation. In addition, Qualcomm has accused the Cupertino’s force regulations on us “disguising facts and hiding information”. Now to continue with the war, Apple introduced two new demands in China, where demand a payment for 1,000 million Yuan (145,32 million dollars).
The idea of the first demand for Apple is to obtain compensation for being hit before the violation of anti-monopoly of China law, where Qualcomm abused its dominant position as a supplier of chips with connectivity technology. Moreover, in the second lawsuit the Cupertino firm accuses Qualcomm does not comply with the terms in the license of patents and fair way to royalty payments agreements.
The new demand response of Qualcomm
In a statement sent via e-mail, Qualcomm said that he had not yet seen in detail claims made by Apple to the Chinese court. However, the manufacturer said that Apple had offered the same terms as other customers and that his firm would defend its business model in Chinese courts.
“We are ready to defend our business model. These demands of the Chinese subsidiary of Apple are only part of the company’s efforts to find ways to pay less for Qualcomm technology. Apple has offered consistent terms with conditions accepted by more than 100 Chinese companies and refused to consider them”, said the chip maker.
Therefore, we can determine which This is only the beginning of this strong war, as Qualcomm will insist on defence, while Apple will do it for the benefits demanded by.