Qualcomm is seeking to get iPhone ban in China

Qualcomm is seeking to get iPhone ban in China

Qualcomm filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country. The chipmaker files patent suit against Apple which seek ban of sale, manufacturing of offending devices. 

China has been dominating as the world’s largest market for smartphones. Qualcomm the San Diego-based company aims to cut off production in a country where most iPhones are made. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court claiming patent infringement and seeking injunctive relief

Christine Trimble, a company spokeswoman said : “Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them,”

Qualcomm’s suits are based on three non-standard essential patents covering power management and a touch-screen technology called Force Touch.

However Apple reply that the claim has no merit. Apple spokesman Josh Rosenstock said “In our many years of ongoing negotiations with Qualcomm, these patents have never been discussed,”

The filings was made by Qualcomm at the Beijing court on Sept. 29. The court has not yet made them public.