Qualcomm sues four iPhone manufacturers over non-payment of royalties

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on May 18 2017
Qualcomm sues four iPhone manufacturers over non-payment of royalties
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The company has reportedly sued Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal Electronics and alleges that Apple has advised the four to withhold royalty payments

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In its ongoing legal battle against Apple, Qualcomm has sued four manufacturers of iPhones and iPads for not paying royalties. The four manufacturers include Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal Electronics. Reuters reports that Qualcomm has alleges that Apple has advised the four contract manufacturers to withhold royalty payments and agreed to indemnify them against any damages caused as a result. 

Qualcomm is facing multiple legal battles due to alleged misconduct in its business practices. In December, the chip-maker was fined nearly $854 million by antitrust regulators in South Korea. Then in January, the company was sued by Apple for overcharging for the use of basic patents. A few months later, the company would countersue Apple, claiming the consumer electronics maker breached and mischaracterized agreements and negotiations with the company. Qualcomm also said that Apple had interfered with Qualcomm licensees that manufacture iPhones and iPads. 

A few days ago, Intel and Samsung supported the US Federal Trade Commission in its lawsuit against Qualcomm over alleged anti-competitive practices. As per The Wall Street Journal, Intel claims that Qualcomm’s practices harms that antitrust laws that seek to protect against it. Samsung claims that Qualcomm is limiting it from licensing its chipsets to non-Samsung entities. 

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Shrey Pacheco

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