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US: 4 iPhone manufacturers sue Qualcomm

 |  July 19, 2017

San Diego-based Qualcomm faces a new lawsuit for allegedly violating two sections of the US Sherman Act, filed by four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple.

The suit was filed late on July 18 in US District Court for the Southern District of California, and is a response to a lawsuit filed by Qualcomm in May to enforce payment of license fees by the four companies. Apple had directed the companies to stop paying.

The companies are: Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics Inc and Pegatron Corp.

“Qualcomm has confirmed publicly that this lawsuit against our clients is intended to make a point about Apple and punish our clients for working with Apple,” Theodore J. Boutrous, a lawyer for the four companies, said in a statement. “The companies are bringing their own claims and defenses against Qualcomm.”

Full Content: Reuters

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