Qualcomm has just won one of its numerous court bouts against Apple this week in San Diego, California. In this case, it was claimed that Apple had violated a number of Qualcomm patents with its iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X smartphones. As the court determined that Apple's devices violated Qualcomm's patents, the judges granted Qualcomm around $ 31 million in damages for damages against the patent infringement from July 6, 2017, to the end of the trial.
The court documents show that the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X violate two Qualcomm patents. These patents are U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949 and U.S. Patent No. 9,535,490. In addition, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X violated US Patent No. 8,633,936 Qualcomm. For all other allegations in this case, Apple was not found guilty.
It is important to note that the findings of this tribunal were not decided in full favor of Qualcomm. At the beginning of this action, a total of 6 patents were in question. At the point where developer and former Apple employee Arjuna Siva filed his initial claim before the court, one of the six patents was removed from the list of complaints.
"The three patents that were found to have been violated in this case represent only a small fraction of Qualcomm's valuable portfolio of tens of thousands of patents," said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel from Qualcomm. "We are pleased that courts around the world are refusing Apple's strategy to pay for using our IP."
Note the language above and below from Qualcomm and Apple. Notice how both sides of the "world-wide" or "world-wide" case use as amplifiers for their large scale message of this case ̵
"Qualcomm's continued campaign for patent infringement claims is nothing more than an attempt to deviate from the major issues facing her investigations into her business practices at US Federal Court and around the world," said 19459005 Apple Representative in a statement to the press.
The lawsuit was Qualcomm Incorporated's 3:17 cv-01375-DMS-MDD v. Apple Incorporated, filed with the Southern District of California. The original filing date was July 6, 2017, the last filing was today, Friday, March 15, 2019. Dana M. Sabraw, Chair, and Mitchell D. Dembin, referral, were registered for the court. For more information about this case, see the timeline below.