Apple says that it will make two major changes to the iPhone software in China to avoid a patent-infringement sales ban. But Qualcomm, which owns the patents in question, says that Apple must immediately stop selling the affected iPhones in that country.
“[Apple] is legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale, and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court,” Qualcomm executive vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said of Apple’s ploy.
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Qualcomm has asked the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court, which had earlier ruled in its favor, to enforce its injunction against iPhone sales.
Apple, meanwhile, has asked the court to reconsider its ruling since the firm would lose millions of dollars each day should a ban be enforced; Apple told the court that it made $13.3 billion on iPhone sales in China in the first quarter of 2018.
Apple also said that it would remove two infringing software features from the iPhone next week in order to meet Qualcomm’s legal rights. These features are related to app switching and using touch to change the size and appearance of photos.
As you may recall, Qualcomm revealed last Monday that it had won a patent infringement ruling against Apple in China that required Apple to immediately stop selling the iPhone in that country. But a few days later, it became clear that this ruling only applied to iPhones running iOS 11. So Qualcomm launched a new suit aimed at halting the sale of the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
<blockquote><em><a href="#382213">In reply to NT6.1:</a></em></blockquote><p>totally agree, they loved so much patents and intellectual property, when it was good for them … now suddenly became silly</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#382411">In reply to NT6.1:</a></em></blockquote><p>yup… so funny their fans that love so much be milked by their beloved company, got butthurt and downvote the truth</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#383689">In reply to NT6.1:</a></em></blockquote><p>totally agree… and it's so funny to see butthurt applefans downvote your truth</p>
<p>I am surprised thurrott cannot get rid of spams in comments. There are a 1001 tools for wordpress to filter comments – askimet, disqus, etc etc. What the hell is going on?!</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#382402">In reply to Jeff.Bane:</a></em></blockquote><p>I don't know of any other wordpress site with so much damn spams. It's as simple as ticking "Use Akismet to prevent spam" in the wordpress admin area. If it continues like this thurrott will lose all traffic.</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#383597">In reply to lvthunder:</a></em></blockquote><p>Show me one instead of lying.</p>