Qualcomm Fires Back At Apple Witness Tampering Claim

Law360 (March 8, 2019, 7:56 PM EST) -- Qualcomm traded blows once again with Apple on Friday in a smartphone patent trial in California federal court, claiming an Apple lawyer made an "utterly baseless" accusation of witness tampering against the San Diego-based tech giant and its counsel from Quinn Emanuel.

Qualcomm said an attorney for its Cupertino-headquartered competitor, Juanita Brooks of Fish & Richardson PC, had lodged unfounded allegations of witness tampering on Thursday against Qualcomm and its legal team from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP after an important witness for Apple decided not to testify.

"The prejudice to Qualcomm from Apple's false accusation was instantaneous and incalculable,"...

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