Apple fined for withholding evidence against Qualcomm

Published on December 24, 2017

The Apple-Qualcomm feud has been taking place for long. When newer information regarding their battle shows up online, users are not left surprised. In a recent turn of events, Apple is facing fines for withholding evidence against Qualcomm. A San Jose, California court has ordered the Cupertino giant to pay up a penalty of $25,000 for each day, following December 16th, for failing to produce evidence against Qualcomm. Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this year, accusing it of carrying out anti-competitive practices.


A report by Engadget reported Apple spokesperson as denying the accusation of withholding information against Qualcomm. “We have already produced millions of documents for this case, and we are working hard to deliver the millions more which have been requested in a single time frame. We plan to appeal this ruling,” the company added.

There are no specific reasons as to why the company hasn’t been able to produce the much-required evidence against Qualcomm. If the delay continues to take place, then the decision might be reversed, and things may sway in favor of Qualcomm. Apple has time until December 29th to make a call as soon as possible. Otherwise, the Cupertino technology giant will end up facing steeper fines.

The report by Engadget claims that Apple is not directly involved in the case against Qualcomm. The war between the two technology giants started in January with the company’s $1 billion files. The company filed another lawsuit in November again, when they apparently discovered Qualcomm Snapdragon chips violating eight different patents. “Qualcomm responded with a lawsuit of its own, of course, claiming that all iPhones from 7 to X violate at least 16 patents,” a report by Engadget claims.

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