The court proceedings between Apple and one of its main suppliers - the company Qualcomm, takes a new turn. At this time, the chip maker requires the Commission to the US International Trade to ban the import and sale of several iPhone and iPad models in the country.
As stated in Qualcomm, Apple has used at least six of patents in the field of cellular communication, which allows iPhone to consume less power when the user is talking on the phone. Patents date back to 2013-2017 years and do not figure in this trial between the two corporations.
Qualcomm Requests the Commission to ban the import and sale of the iPhone with support for LTE cellular operators, ie the ban will also affect the iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus with Intel modems on board, as well as some iPad models that support cellular communication.
Their intentions chipmaker says that Apple does not pay him for the use of patented technologies, but in the current situation, the prohibition of a number of models of iPhone in the US does not look quite believable.
Recall that in January this year, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in the amount of $ 1 billion, accusing the chip maker and communication equipment in abusing his position patent holder. In response, Qualcomm demanded that the International Trade Commission to ban the import into the territory of the US iPhone. The requirement has not yet been fulfilled.