Who improperly used whose battery patents? That’s the query that’s left after Apple has countersued chipmaker Qualcomm.
The corporate is claiming that the Snapdragon 820 and 800 systems-on-a-chip gadgets violate no less than 8 patents it owns on minimal energy draw, sleep and wake efficiencies and on/off-state efficiencies. The ones chipsets had been on top-tier Android handsets right through 2013, 2014 and 2016.
That is at the again of Qualcomm’s personal patent go well with in opposition to Apple by itself battery patents — Apple claims that the ones patents are invalid. That battle is tied to Qualcomm’s criticism to the World Business Fee with calls for for an import ban on iPhones.
All of this lines again to antitrust issues in opposition to Qualcomm on its grasp of the modem marketplace with the Federal Business Fee and Apple accommodation proceedings with the San Diego-based corporate.