Dec 17, 2018 | Updated: 09:51 PM EST

Apple Files A Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Qualcomm; Find Out Why, Here!

Feb 02, 2017 07:49 AM EST


Apple executive chief Tim Cook spoke up for Apple to file a lawsuit to Qualcomm as the only possible way for royalties to matter. Qualcomm was persistent in charging royalties for technology that has nothing to do with them, which pushed Apple to take legal action.

As reported by The Verge, Apple had no other way but to suit Qualcomm for trying to get royalties for several technologies invented by Apple, such as the TouchID fingerprint scanning technology, advanced displays, and camera. Cook said that Qualcomm wants to gain money for doing nothing.

Cook even analogized the case by saying that it was like someone buying a sofa and charging a different price to the customer according to what kind of house it went into. For Apple, it made no sense and they believed Qualcomm wouldn't make it.

Taking immediate action, Apple had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm last January, according to a report from NextPowerUp. Qualcomm had been overcharging consumers for usage of basic patents. Apple wanted Qualcomm to pay back the payment that should have came from Apple.

Cook said that Qualcomm withheld a billion dollars in payment they owed to Apple. He said it would be great if there was another way to solve the case. As he saw no other way, he brought the issue to court.

Apple is known to invent some features in the technology they use. With its originality, Apple has come so far meeting the customers' satisfaction. Apple is also strict in term of royalty for their inventions. Dealing with Qualcomm, Apple found it important to file a lawsuit against them. It would be repeated by Qualcomm if their act wasn't stopped.

As for Qualcomm, in regards to the issue, the company hasn't given an official statement yet for the lawsuit done by Apple against them. Let's see further improvement on the case.

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