Apple Inc. on Friday pushed back against Qualcomm’s bid to kill at least part of Apple’s suit accusing the chipmaker of demanding excessive royalties, saying that Qualcomm’s attempts to keep the court from taking a closer look at its patent portfolio are “astounding.”
IPhone manufacturers including Foxconn Corp. and Wistron Corp. urged a California federal judge Tuesday to deny Qualcomm Inc.’s bid for an injunction requiring them to make royalty payments during the chipmaker’s licensing dispute with Apple, saying it would hinder the resolution of antitrust and enforceability concerns related to the deals.
Foxconn and other iPhone manufacturers on Monday brought in Apple Inc. as another defendant in Qualcomm Inc.’s suit seeking royalty payments from them for its cellular technology license agreements in California federal court, saying they had been caught in the middle of a sprawling patent and antitrust dispute between the two tech giants.
Qualcomm Inc. asked a California federal court on Wednesday to force four Apple Inc. product manufacturers to pay royalties on intellectual property licensing agreements while beefing up its counterclaims against the iPhone maker in a separate case, once again alleging Apple has ordered the factories to withhold payments.
Qualcomm Inc. added another front to its legal battles with Apple Inc. on Wednesday when it sued four iPhone manufacturers in California federal court for allegedly failing to pay royalties on license agreements after Apple stopped reimbursing them.