World chipmaker Qualcomm has filed a new appeal against patent infringement against Apple, urging US authorities to ban imports of certain models of the iPhone and iPad.
According to a Fortune report Thursday Qualcomm filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission, accusing Apple iPhones and iPads of infringing on six of its mobile patents.
Qualcomm said that all iPhones and iPads containing chips of the mobile communication competition should be excluded from the country.
However, any decision on the ban could cover the iPhone 7, 7 More and more future iPhone would take at least 18 months to be implemented, where the iPhone 8 to come suffers no immediate threat.
Apple has responded to this by saying that the company had tried to negotiate before continuing and that Qualcomm abused its position.
“They provide us with a single component of connectivity, but for years they ask us for a percentage of the total cost of our products – effectively tax Apple’s innovation,” Forture said, citing an Apple statement.
“We deeply believe in the value of intellectual property, but we should not have to pay for technological advances that have nothing to do with it,” the statement said.
In April, Apple has stopped paying royalties to hire Qualcomm-owned phone patent makers in an “unresolved problem.”
Apple has stopped paying royalties for units sold during the March quarter.
Qualcomm is one of the world’s largest providers of mobile chips and heavily leverages its revenue from licensing this technology to hundreds of mobile phone manufacturers and others.
The US chip maker had cracked Apple to breach transactions between the two companies and called for a rejection of the January lawsuit filed against them by the iPhone maker.
Qualcomm also accused Apple of damaging its business and sought unspecified damages.
Apple sued Qualcomm in January for nearly a billion dollars in royalties, with Cupertino-based tech giant claiming that the wireless chip maker did not give fair licenses to its processor technology.
But Qualcomm has rebutted the allegations, saying that Apple had deliberately misconstrued the agreements and negotiations, and the magnitude and value of the technology they had invented, contributed and shared with all mobile device manufacturers, “thanks to our licensing program.”
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