Apple Won't Get Full Fed. Circ. Redo Of Qualcomm Ruling

Law360 (July 20, 2021, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that Apple can't get an en banc rehearing of an April finding that the tech giant lacks standing to appeal Patent Trial and Appeal Board rulings upholding two Qualcomm patents.

Apple Inc., which argued that a Federal Circuit panel too narrowly interpreted U.S. Supreme Court precedent, petitioned for a rehearing in hopes that the full Federal Circuit would reverse the PTAB's decisions to uphold Qualcomm's patents due to ongoing obligations to pay royalties under a license agreement as part of the companies' six-year deal.

The Federal Circuit denied Apple's petition Monday for a panel rehearing and...

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