Another chapter begins in the long-running rivalry between Qualcomm Inc and the Cupertino giant to ban China altogether, which would have severe consequences for the Apple brand and its Apple iPhone.
Second advances the Bloomberg, The world's largest processor producer has launched a new onslaught against Apple, thus starting another round of this long-running legal battle with no end in sight.
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Qualcomm is a US-based San Diego-based company that aims to ban Apple from operating in the world's largest smartphone market, also cutting off its production line in the exact country in which all Apple iPhone's and other branded devices are built. .
What does Qualcomm want?
The processor builder has just filed the petition in the intellectual property rights court in Beijing (Beijing) alleging patent infringement / infringement and is now seeking legal action to protect its rights. .
Qualcomm spokeswoman Christine Trimble told Bloomberg, "Apple uses technologies invented by Qualcomm on its Apple iPhone without paying it."
In its application, Qualcomm makes three essential claims, all of which focus on patents held by it. From power management to sensing technology to varying levels of on-screen pressure, the technology called Force Touch that Apple uses on its iPhone's.
What are Qualcomm's reasons for trying to ban Apple from China?
These "inventions" that Apple advertises so much are just a few examples that Qualcomm spokeswoman referred to Bloomberg, and there are more technologies that Apple uses to improve its iPhone's and profit margins.
In turn Apple claims that these allegations are without merit. "During our many years of negotiations with Qualcomm these patents have never been discussed," says Josh Rosenstock, spokesman for the Cupertino giant. "Like your previous legal assaults we have no doubt that this new move will also fail."
It should be noted that the initial petition was delivered to the court in Beijing, the capital of China, on September 29, and the court did not issue an opinion on the matter.
For Mike Walkley, analyst at Canaccord Genuity Inc, this Qualcomm action only serves to bring Apple back to the negotiating table and, on the other hand, demonstrates the superiority of the Cupertino giant.
According to him, there is virtually no legal precedent for a Chinese court to accept and make such a decision at the request of a US company. Prosecutors in the Chinese prosecution would certainly be concerned about the repercussions for the local economy that a total Apple ban on China would bring to their country.
Will Apple have to worry about iPhone production lines?
Note that all iPhone's are produced there and this would endanger several thousand jobs on Chinese soil.
On the other hand, by supporting Qualcomm's claim Chinese regulators could be helping local brands such as Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, among others to grow even more.
The truth is, Apple won't have a day of disruption to its production lines, says Mike Walkley. "If Apple receives an unfavorable legal levy it will immediately pay Qualcomm to give up its claim. Apple would never risk its production model for such a matter.
The two companies have been at this legal crossroads for several months and technology licenses are always the subject matter. It should be noted that although Qualcomm's main revenues come from the sale of processors, it makes little profit from royalties of its various patents, fundamental to various technologies of our smartphones.
This new process comes at a crucial time for Apple. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus already on the market and the iPhone X still being produced the Cupertino giant wants to ensure that its new generation of products arrives to dominate the market.
Needless to say, China expects an ideal place for its production lines to be dispatched to provide the maximum number of equipment in the shortest possible time to quiet the long waiting period for their new iPhone X.
Apple iPhone X, and all iPhone's are made in China
In addition, China represents one of Apple's largest markets, having made about 22.5% of all its $ 215.6 billion in revenue from selling equipment such as the Apple iPhone in the previous fiscal year 2016.
It should also be noted that this legal battle began earlier this year when Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm alleging that the processor builder was abusive of its patents, using its dominant position as a processor producer.
It should be noted that Qualcomm charges a certain percentage for each iPhone and Apple is clearly sick of these charges which it considers to be abusive and which were the central issue of the first case.
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