BERLIN, 3 Jan. /TASS/. Qualcomm, the supplier of components and processors for smartphones, has introduced a security payment in the amount of €1.34 billion, necessary for the entry into force of the decision of the German court to ban sales in Germany of iPhone models 7 and 8 as well as iPhone X 2017 model year. This is stated in a Thursday press release from Qualcomm.
“Today Qualcomm introduced as guarantees and securities in the amount of €1.34 billion”, — stated in the document. On 20 December the company won a patent dispute with Apple in Germany. The district court in Munich then decided that Qualcomm may seek to ban sales in Germany of models of iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and X 2017 model year, but for deciding to prohibit relevant products must make interim payment on two claims in €668,4 million In the new iPhone models XS, XR a ban in any case will not apply.
Both companies have variously estimated the decision of the German court. Apple announced that the iPhone 7, 8, and X will not be sold only in 15 official stores of the concern in Germany, but will be available through mobile operators, as well as in retail outlets engaged in the resale of products. However, Qualcomm has demanded a complete ban of sales of the relevant products in Germany.
The proceedings relate to the patent rights for the technology that enables longer battery iPhone. Manufacturer of the relevant components for smartphones sold in Germany — a U.S. firm Qorvo — assured that does not violate patent law. Apple announced its intention to appeal the decision.
Qualcomm, which is a supplier of components for Apple products, has previously accused the company of theft of information representing a commercial secret. In the courts of Munich and Mannheim, the Committee reviews about a dozen lawsuits against Qualcomm Apple. To date, one case was suspended, in another case the claim was rejected.
In mid-December the court of the Chinese city of Fuzhou, according to the suit, Qualcomm has decided to suspend sales in China seven smartphone models. The court found that Apple violates patents Qualcomm, associated with photography, as well as management applications using the touch panel.
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