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Qualcomm says Apple, another Owe billion in royalties



SAN DIEGO (CN) – A lawyer for phone chipset maker Qualcomm claimed during a hearing on Friday that Apple and other contract manufacturers owed more than $ 7 billion in royalties for using their technology in smartphones.

Qualcomm Attorney Evan Chesler at New York-based Cravath Swaine & Moore relied on comments he made during the 2017 hearing to highlight the urgency of resolving the persistent disagreement among technology giants

"They're $ 7 billion behind royalty," Chesler said. The house burned, it's been burning for two years and now there's $ 7 billion in property damage, "he added, suggesting," We have to go to court. "

On Friday, over a dozen of them were heard by US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, lawyers for Qualcomm, Apple, and contract manufacturers like Compal Electronics – all gathered to discuss Qualcomm's request to partially dismiss the antitrust case. [19659002LastmonthajudgewasarrestedinSanJoInasimilarcaseduetocustomerspayingmoreforsmartphonesQualcommhascertifiedaFederalClassActionasQualcommhasraisedthepriceofitsmobilecommunicationschipsets[19659002Qualcommhasalsoreceived$12billionfromtheEuropeancompetitionauthorityUnionandisbeingsuedbytheUSFederalTradeCommission

Apple lawyer Ruffin Cordell and Washington-based Fish & Richardson argued Friday, " the engraving of what Qualcomm is aiming for is the examination of her patents to v to avoid. "

Englisch: bio-pro.de/en/region/freiburg/magaz…2/index.html. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 They feared that this court or any court would pass judgment on the exhaustion of their patents, "added Cordell, noting that. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…ew&id=6 # 1991 That one of the nine patents in this case is exhausted parties. "

Cordell said that about 73 percent of Qualcomm's portfolio – which includes 130,000 patents – are exhausted and Apple and others want to recover the money pa id Qualcomm for patents that are invalid, uninjured or exhausted.

Chesler insisted that the central issue of the case concerned license agreements between technology giants and not necessarily patents individually. Qualcomm filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction after US Judge Judge Mitchell Dembin Apple rescinded last month and the contract maker's request to cancel parts of Qualcomm's report for violating the nine patents in question. Qualcomm has made an express agreement not to enforce the nine patents and the 56 claims for non – infringement. Englisch: www.qualcomm.de / en / company / privacy.html , Invalidity and unenforceability of patents, according to Chesler to deny.

Curiel has committed to dismiss Qualcomm's claims as having agreed not to sue Apple and the others for the nine patents in the lawsuit, the parties should have the opportunity to amend their complaint, to possibly add more patents in their case.

Chelseer totally rejected this scenario] "We are not involved in gaming technology, we always thought this was a license dispute and not a patent dispute, it is a dispute over the value of our portfolio and why they are not paying royalties It's too late to add more patents to the complaint. "

Another hearing in this case is scheduled for November 9.