If you think the fight between Qualcomm and the Apple already gave what he had to give, sit down to hear this news: the chip maker allegedly filed a lawsuit against Apple in China in order to prevent the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, as the Bloomberg.
Documents delivered to the Beijing intellectual property court on September 29 show that Qualcomm has complained about an alleged patent infringement and has requested a precautionary measure.
The legal bullshit must have really upset the manufacturer, as a spokesman came to comment on the new onslaught, saying that “Apple uses technologies created by Qualcomm without paying for them.” He would be referring to three essential patents covering energy management and technology 3D Touch, used on the screens of iPhones 6s and above.
Companies have been in this imbroglio for a long time, with numerous lawsuits in progress; at least two have already had a happy ending for Apple. However, most of the disputes were mainly accusations of monopoly and inflated rates of royalties made by Apple against Qualcomm.
Perhaps with a “thirst for blood”, the chip maker has countered with several allegations of patent infringement and this is no different; however, the request to ban the manufacture and sale of Apple smartphones can generate incalculable loss if it is met. That is, considering that China is the place where most of the components of iPhones are manufactured and where the device itself is assembled, imagine you the massive damage it would be.
For those who thought that the soap opera was ending, it seems that this story will still give a lot of cloth for manga.