Why did Qualcomm file an injunction? People familiar with the matter: due to the launch of Apples new machine

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 Why did Qualcomm file an injunction? People familiar with the matter: due to the launch of Apples new machine


New Beijing News about the patent war between Qualcomm and Apple, Xinjing News reporters learned from people familiar with the situation that Apple infringed Qualcomms patent is a card metaphor of activity in computing devices, the patent number is ZL201310491586.1. This patented technology is to use multiple cards to represent different Apps during GUI (Graphical User Interface) interaction, and to operate the cards by sliding gestures to perform handover and exit of mobile Apps.

According to the information on the official website of the Patent Reexamination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office, on May 4 this year, the Reexamination Board tried the case of the request for invalidation of the patent for invention, but did not make a judgment in court.

In addition, people familiar with the matter disclosed that Qualcomm believed that Apples new mobile phone would bring further losses to the market, so it asked Fuzhou Intermediate Peoples Court to support the behavior preservation proposed by Qualcomm.

It is understood that the Fuzhou Intermediate Peoples Court demanded that Apple Computer Trade (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. immediately stop importing and selling infringed products, and that Apple Electronic Products Trade (Beijing) Co., Ltd. immediately stop selling and promising to sell infringed products, and immediately delete its sponsorship. The companys website contains information concerning advertisements, promises to sell and purchase links of infringed products; requests Apple Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to stop selling and promising to sell infringed products that infringe upon the patent involved; and requests Apple Electronic Products Trading (Beijing) Co., Ltd. to stop Taihe Branch of Fuzhou immediately. To sell or promise to sell infringed products that infringe upon the patents involved.

Jiang Hongyi, a lawyer of Beijing Liande Law Firm, was one of the principal litigation agents of Qualcomm. He told the Beijing News that he had no right to comment on the case himself, and all the statements made by Qualcomm were subject to approval.

On December 10, Qualcomm announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate Peoples Court granted Qualcomm two interim injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple, demanding that Apple immediately stop infringing on Qualcomms two patents, including importing, selling and promising to sell unauthorized products in China.

On December 11, Apple China told reporters that it had applied to the court for reconsideration on Monday, the first step in appealing the preliminary injunction. A statement from Apple to reporters said, Another desperate move by Qualcomm to ban our products is that its violations are being investigated by regulators around the world. Chinese consumers can still buy all models of the iPhone. Qualcomm is proposing three patents they have never proposed before, including one that has expired. We will seek all legal avenues through the courts.

Source: Wang Zheng_N7526, responsible editor of Beijing News