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Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

In a new development in its legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is arguing that the patent deal which forces the company to pay a licence fee for every iPhone manufactured is invalid. Apple says that a recent Supreme Court ruling strengthens its argument that Qualcomm can not continue to demand royalties for patents after selling its cellular chips.

- 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.

Apple's 160-page filing largely centers on a Supreme Court ruling on patents from last month.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants a court to rule Qualcomm's (NASDAQ:QCOM) royalty license agreements invalid, according to Reuters.

The iPhone vendor earlier this year filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm, contending the chipmaker insists on onerous royalties for its technologies and demands payments for technologies it didn't develop, such as Apple's Touch ID.

Apple has fired a new salvo in its ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm over wireless patent royalties. In addition, it argues that licensing fees based on a percentage of iPhone and iPad prices are unfair because Qualcomm's technologies cover a small portion of what goes into those devices. However, the company is now less dependent on Qualcomm because Intel makes similar chips.

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The Lexmark case found that the printer company had no right to use patent law to stop third-party companies reselling used ink cartridges, effectively suggesting that Lexmark could either sell or licence the cartridges but not both.

"Qualcomm's illegal business practices are harming Apple and the entire industry", Apple said in a statement.

In the filing, Apple also asked the court to invalidate numerous Qualcomm patents deemed "essential" to the 3G and 4G standards.

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