Qualcomm has applied to the US Trade Authority ITC for an import ban. The chip maker accuses Apple’s breach of contract.
Apple threatens in the US import ban for iPhones
The Group had discontinued payments to Qualcomm because it considered its license requirements too high.
The controversy between Apple and Qualcomm, which has been open since January, is a new round. Qualcomm has applied to the US trade authority ITC for an import ban on iPhones. At least, Bloomberg has reported on an informant familiar with the strategy of the chip manufacturer. He wants to ensure that iPhones made in Asia can no longer be sold in the USA. It is not excluded that Qualcomm will extend the license dispute and also call courts in the UK, Germany and China to impose a ban on imports or sales in these countries. (more…)