Apple and Qualcomm Involved with an Investigation Instituted by the USITC

Apple and Qualcomm Involved with an Investigation Instituted by the USITC

2017/8/31

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that it would institute an investigation into the mobiles, including the iPhone 7, and specific components for such devices, such as baseband processor modems. In July this year, semiconductor company Qualcomm filed a complaint with the ITC, accusing Apple of infringing six of its patents in the iPhone model and requesting a ban on imports. The complaint related to six patents: US numbers 8,633,936; 8,698,558; 8,487,658; 8,838,949; 9,535,490; and 9,608,675, which “enable high performance in a smartphone while extending battery life”.



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