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Yet another judge rules in favor of Qualcomm’s claims of Apple infringing their patent

Apple has not responded to the ruling as of yet.

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Court Battles between Apple and Qualcomm started back in January of 2017. At the time, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for almost $1 billion because the company felt that Qualcomm was not giving fair licensing terms for its technology of wireless chips. Qualcomm responded to the lawsuit by countersuing Apple for patent infringement and hoped for a complete ban on iPhone sales. Ever since then, the two companies have been battling it out in court to this day.

On Tuesday, Judge MaryJoan McNamara, who is an International Trade Commission judge ruled that Apple had infringed Qualcomm’s first claim of US Patent No. 8,063,674. This patent is associated with power management in computing devices.

The technology supposedly “improves the performance of the power on/off on a device’s control network and processor while also reducing power consumption and improving battery life.” The Judge further stated that Apple was not found guilty of infringing other patents that Qualcomm claimed Apple had infringed.

Judge MaryJoan McNamara also stated that she intends to recommend that iPhones should be barred from sales in the US. Jude MaryJoan wrote, “A complete recommendation on remedy and bond will be forthcoming together with findings of fact and an analysis of the effects of the public interest factors on the issue of remedy.” She further went on, “However, it should be noted that I will be recommending that a limited exclusion order together with a cease and desist order, both with certification provisions, issue against Apple.”

Yea, not good. The ruling will first go through a panel of judges before President Donald Trump examines it.

Qualcomm’s general counsel, Don Rosenberg welcomed the news stating, “We appreciate Judge McNamara’s recognition of Apple’s infringement of our hardware patent and that she will be recommending an import ban and cease and desist order.”

Apple has not responded to the ruling as of yet. Read more about the ruling here.

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