Qualcomm and Apple kick off latest patent case

  • Apple and Qualcomm kicked off the latest chapter in a legal battle over patents and licensing agreements in the chipmaker’s hometown of San Diego, California, on Monday.
  • Qualcomm, which supplies chips and modems for much of the mobile phone industry, says Apple infringed on three of its patents in some versions of its popular iPhone.
  • The trial concerns three patents that Qualcomm claims Apple infringed on.
  • Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission, aided by heavyweights including Apple and Intel, accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly on modem chips.

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