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By Rick Merritt, EETimes
January 11, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Qualcomm and Apple faced off in San Jose District Court Friday in the ongoing dispute over patents. An Apple executive suggested Qualcomm’s royalties were more than $10 per iPhone.
Qualcomm refused to supply chips without a patent license and paid Apple “huge” royalty rebates to use its cellular baseband chips exclusively, according to testimony today by Apple’s head of procurement in San Jose district court. Attorneys for Qualcomm noted Apple used Infineon and Intel modems exclusively at different periods and evaluated several alternative suppliers.
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