The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times

The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times

The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times

In the latest turn of events, Qualcomm has filed a fresh lawsuit seeking a ban on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and last year's iPhone 7 series. Exchanging jabs ever since, the most recent was landed by Qualcomm who filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple and requested an import ban on certain iPhone models. It began when Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the chipmaker for allegedly charging exorbitant patent royalties.

However, in a statement, general counsel at Qualcomm Don Rosenberg denied that Qualcomm's filings were in response to Apple's counter-claims.

Qualcomm's claims came the same day Apple said in a separate suit - which Qualcomm brought in July over six different patents - that the electronics company's Snapdragon phone chips infringed eight of Apple's own patents.

Qualcomm alleged the infringement took place in a range of Apple devices.

The lawsuit covers a number of Apple devices, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the new iPhone X. Qualcomm is looking for an injunction against these devices.

Embattled Qualcomm is also facing a daily fine of €580,000 for withholding information from European Union antitrust regulators.

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Apple at the time defended its self against Qualcomm's claim about violating patents relating to battery life by claiming that those patents were invalid. It is also claiming that the depth-based image enhancement technique for Portrait mode violates a Qualcomm patent.

The counterclaim which was presented by Apple claims that the Snapdragon 800 and 820 processors from Qualcomm.

The Apple patents involve ensuring each part of a phone's processor draws only the minimum power needed, turning off parts of the processor when they are not needed and making sleep and wake functions work better.

"Apple began seeking those patents years before Qualcomm began seeking the patents it asserts against Apple in this case", Apple wrote in its filing. The iPhone X is Apple's most expensive smartphone ever, and is the most sought-faster product this holiday shopping season.

According to Rosenblatt Securities analysts, the iPhone X sold in record numbers during the Black Friday shopping weekend. Apple has since ramped up production to improve the availability.

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