Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

Specifically, Apple claims that Qualcomm's practice of charging a license fee for every iPhone manufactured is invalid.

NEW YORK /June 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) - Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads. The license allows Qualcomm to take a percentage of the overall selling price for iPhone in exchange for supplying the modem chips that let phones connect to cellular data networks.

In a federal court filing Tuesday, Apple cited a Supreme Court ruling last month that a printer-cartridge maker's patent rights end with the initial sale of the cartridges.

Cink among four sharing PGA St. Jude lead
Berger edged out Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim by one. "I just battled so hard today and played so good, I just can't be happier". Jutanugarn finished with a 3-under 69 in the final round and was tied with Thompson (72) and Chun (70) at 17-under 271.

- Apple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a USA federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid, Reuters says. Qualcomm has sought a court order to force the four Taiwanese companies to pay royalties on technology used in iPhones and iPads, according to their previous agreements with Qualcomm.

Apple is stepping up its patent fight against semiconductor giant Qualcomm. It said it was prepared to pay a fair royalty fee but doesn't believe the current terms are reasonable.

If successful, this argument would undermine the very nature of Qualcomm's business, which relies largely on royalty fees paid by customers when devices using their chips are made.

Brooklyn teen pummels 16-month-old daughter
A 16-month-old baby girl is in a coma after she was, allegedly, almost beaten to death by her father during a Father's Day visit. Police sources told the NY Daily News that Taylor sent the child's mother a Facebook message telling her to pick up the girl.

Apple also asked the court to stop Qualcomm's lawsuits against Apple supplier Foxconn and three other suppliers, the technical buyers of the chips Apple uses.

Shares of both Apple and Qualcomm were lower during mid-morning trading on Tuesday.

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79
Although Fendi was founded in 1925, it wasn't until 25 years later she was recruited to take over the PR and marketing team. A lover of art and music, Fendi was chief patron of the Two Worlds arts festival in the Umbrian city of Spoleto.

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