(Reuters) – Cell chip vendor Qualcomm on Friday gained a authorized victory over the iPhone maker, with a jury in federal courtroom in San Diego, concluding that Apple owed some 31 USD to Qualcomm for violating three of its patents.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Final yr, Qualcomm sued Apple, alleging that it had violated patents to assist cell phones enhance their independence. Throughout an eight-day jury trial, Qualcomm requested the jury to award unpaid patent royalties of as much as $ 1.41 per iPhone infringing patents.
The case is a part of a sequence of worldwide lawsuits between firms. Apple has alleged that Qualcomm has been engaged in unlawful patent practices to guard a dominant place within the chip market, and Qualcomm has accused Apple of utilizing its know-how with out compensation.