Qualcomm said that although Apple pushed software updates Monday, it still violated the Chinese courts order to stop selling multiple iPhones. Qualcomm said on Monday that despite Apple pushing software updates, it still violated a Chinese court order to stop selling multiple iPhones.
According to reports, Qualcomm said on Dec. 10 that Chinese courts had found that some of its old iPhones infringed two software patents of Qualcomm and had initially ruled against Apples sale of the iPhones; Apple said on the same day that all its mobile phones were still sold in China.
On December 14, Apple said it would launch an update to its iPhone software this week. Apple believes that it would have complied with the courts instructions, but will still update its software to address possible legal compliance issues.
Apple confirmed to Reuters that it had pushed the update on Monday.
According to the report, Don Rosenberg, Qualcomms general legal adviser, said in a statement on Monday that despite Apples efforts to downplay the importance of the directive and to claim in various ways that it will solve the infringement problem, it is clear that Apple still violates the injunction and flouts the court directive.
In a December 14 statement to Reuters, Rosenberg said, With regard to the equipment named in the court order, they have legal liability to immediately stop selling, stop selling in batches and stop importing, and to prove compliance to the court.
When Reuters asked about Qualcomms statement, Apple reiterated its previous statement that it had acted in accordance with court orders.
Source of this article: Zhongxin Jingwei Responsible Editor: Zhao Yaping_NN9005