(Reuters) – Cell chip vendor Qualcomm gained Friday a authorized victory over the iPhone maker, with a jury in federal courtroom in San Diego, concluding that Apple was due about 31 USD to Qualcomm for violating three of its patents.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Final 12 months, Qualcomm sued Apple alleging that it had violated patents to assist cellphones enhance their battery life. 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.