Apple countersuit says Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips violate its patentsEric David / SiliconANGLE - 2 years ago
  • Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against Apple in July, claiming that some of Apple’s devices illegally use patent related to extended battery life that are owned by Qualcomm.
  • According to Apple, these chips include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors, which have been used in many popular Android devices made by companies like Samsung Electronics Co.
  • “Apple began seeking those patents years before Qualcomm began seeking the patents it asserts against Apple in this case,” Apple said in its complaint.
  • Apple and Qualcomm have been slinging lawsuits back and forth at each other for the better part of a year, starting in January when Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly demanding excessive royalty payments.