An Apple business manufacturer is noticed powering tree branches exterior the dwelling an Apple preserve in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
(Reuters) – Mobile cellphone chip provider Qualcomm Inc on Friday acquired a authorized victory versus Apple apple iphone maker Apple Inc, with a jury in federal court docket docket in San Diego buying that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents.
Apple did not immediately reply to a ask for for remark.
Qualcomm final calendar yr sued Apple alleging it experienced violated patents related to aiding cellular telephones get much better battery life time. All as a result of an 8-doing the job working day jury demo, Qualcomm requested the jury to award it unpaid patent royalties of up to $one particular.41 for every Apple apple iphone that violated the patents.
The scenario is part of a sequence of lawsuits about the full entire world concerning the businesses. Apple has alleged that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent strategies to protected a dominant placement in the chip latest current market, and Qualcomm has accused Apple of implementing its engineering with out payment.
Reporting by Stephen Nellis Enhancing by Richard Chang