In a lawsuit filed two years ago, Apple sued Qualcomm, alleging which the chip supplier had broken the cooperation agreement by not paying nearly $1 billion in patent royalty rebates.
Qualcomm in turn alleged which the item stopped paying the rebate payments because Apple had broken the agreement by urging additional smartphone makers to complain to regulators in addition to doing “false in addition to misleading” statements to the Korean Fair Trade Commission, which was investigating Qualcomm over antitrust allegations. Apple responded which the item was doing lawful responses to regulators in an ongoing investigation.
Judge Curiel sided with Apple, ruling which Qualcomm owed the missed rebate payments.
“Qualcomm’s illegal business practices are harming Apple in addition to the entire industry,” Apple said in a statement.
Don Rosenberg, executive vice president in addition to general counsel of Qualcomm, told Reuters in a statement, “Although the Court today did not view Apple’s conduct as a breach of Apple’s promises to Qualcomm from the 2013 Business Cooperation in addition to Patent Agreement, the exposure of Apple’s role in these events will be a welcome development.”