German court says Apple infringed on Qualcomm patents, issues sales ban

Ivan, 21 December 2018

Qualcomm won another legal battle against Apple, this time in Germany. According to a German court iPhone 7 and 8 models with Intel modems infringe on one Qualcomm patent.

The court issued a sales ban on said models until Apple is able to reverse the decision. However third-party retailers can still sell the violating iPhones.

According to a statement from Apple the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR don't infringe on Qualcomm's patent and will remain on shelves.

Meanwhile Qualcomm has been having success in banning iPhone X, 8 and older models in China over a different patent issue. The chip maker is aiming to disrupt iPhone XS and XR sales in China as well.



Reader comments

Same happened in China, all countries should do this to teach them a lesson...

  • Anonymous

The infringed patent is a method for envelope tracking; that's exactly what the Qorvo chip does - envelope tracking (n.b. _differently_ than Qualcomm). Using the Qorvo chip as intended was deemed non-infringing by both United States International Tr...

  • Hemant shah

Xs and xs max not good phone

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