German Court Rules Apple In Breach Of Qualcomm Patent - Reports

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German Court Rules Apple in Breach of Qualcomm Patent - Reports

A regional court in Munich ruled Thursday that tech giant Apple had violated a patent issued to US chipmaker Qualcomm and would have to stop selling some iPhone models in Germany, media said.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 20th December, 2018) A regional court in Munich ruled Thursday that tech giant Apple had violated a patent issued to US chipmaker Qualcomm and would have to stop selling some iPhone models in Germany, media said.

Judge Matthias Zigann said that smartphones using the envelope tracking chip would be banned from German stores, according to the NTV broadcaster.

The ruling was not effective immediately.

Qualcomm has to make a multimillion-euro deposit to pay off damages that could result from Apple winning an appeal in a higher regional court.

Apple said it would appeal but would pause the sale of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models. The new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will remain available, it said in a press release, cited by CNBC.

This comes a week after a Chinese court granted the chipmaker an injunction against Apple in a similar patent infringement case, banning the sale of seven iPhone models.