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US: Court date set for Qualcomm and Apple

 |  December 3, 2018

Apple and Qualcomm have reached an impasse in the dispute regarding iPhone patent royalties, so a court date has been set by a federal judge in San Diego, for April 5, 2019. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that both sides have been unable to reach a settlement in the latest case between the tech companies.

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing its wireless technology and proprietary code and sharing it with rival chipmaker Intel who went on to be Apple’s exclusive chip maker for its latest range.

Qualcomm wanted to proceed to court earlier in February, however, the US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel set the April date, citing the complexity of the situation, and the need to “accommodate the court’s schedule.”

This suit is the latest in a slew of back and forth claims between Apple and Qualcomm. Most recently, Apple insisted that they were not in talks “at any level” with the chipset maker.

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