I'll be honest and admit that after the turmoil of the last few weeks I had slightly forgotten about the exciting novel that Apple and Qualcomm star in the courts.
I don't know if you feel the same way, but anyway, here is a reminder of the most relevant chapters of this mind-blowing story, in chronological order (oldest to newest):
Did you catch your breath? Let's move on to the next chapter: Qualcomm has just suffered two more defeats in the empire, which, considering recent events, is not good news for the microchip giant. This, from time to time, all decisions of justice have been unfavorable to it.
The first of the decisions dictated that Qualcomm cannot stop Apple from filing lawsuits against its partner / adversary (?) In other countries as it did in the United States. The second has to do with the company's intention to force Apple's partners, like Foxconn and Pegatron, to pay their royalties licensing of its technologies royalties These are what Ma stopped paying some time ago. The court has ruled that the claim is unfounded and therefore the chip giant will not receive even a penny from iPhones sales until the issue is resolved.
As a result, it is possible that we are nearing the end of this roller coaster: Qualcomm, after all, is effectively losing money on every iPhone sold and certainly moving to settle its differences with Ma (and the rest of the tech world). , incidentally) as quickly as possible to stop the wound.
In this technique, it is good to note that the chairman of the company's licensing department, Derek Aberle, announced that leaving the company at the end of the year ie certainly indicating a change in the modus operandi of things over there and another perspective on the horizon.
Let's see what will become of this story in the coming months