Qualcomm Says Apple Breached Contract, Exposed Chip Info

By Kat Greene (November 2, 2017, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Qualcomm Inc. fired another shot in its patent licensing war against Apple Inc. on Wednesday, lodging a suit in California state court alleging the iPhone maker exposed Qualcomm's trade secrets to engineers who were working on a competing product with Intel.

Apple had signed a master software agreement with Qualcomm in 2010 that gave the Cupertino, California, company access to some of Qualcomm's proprietary information, including some of its software and baseband modem chipsets that help make smartphones work, according to the suit.

To gain that kind of access, Apple had "exercised its commercial leverage" and promised to keep the information...

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