Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in an incredibly complex legal fight right now. They’re accusing each other of various patent infringements, but the primary battle is about royalties for the smartphone chips that allow the iPhone to connect to wireless networks.
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Qualcomm in a separate but related case. The FTC is investigating the chipmaker’s business practices related to mobile chips. Qualcomm has been allegedly abusing its power, forcing Apple into exclusivity deals. Qualcomm was the subject of similar anti-trust investigations in other markets around the world, receiving hefty fines in various Asian markets.
That said, it’s Apple that will see the first punishment in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm.
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Judge fines Apple for withholding evidence in Qualcomm case originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 25 Dec 2017 at 11:32:48 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.