Introduction: Foreign media said that Germany banned Apple from selling a number of iPhones in the country and asked it to delete the contents of the press release about all models of iPhones that can still be purchased in the country through telephone companies and dealers.
Foreign media said that Germany banned Apple from selling a number of iPhones in the country and asked it to delete the contents of the press release about all models of iPhones still available in the country through telephone companies and dealers.
The German court asked Apple to delete part of the statement
According to a report by Bloomberg on January 19, after obtaining the iPhone lock-up order in December last year, Qualcomm won a preliminary ruling on the 17th, demanding Apple removed some of the statements in response to a press release ruled in December last year. A copy of the ruling obtained by Bloomberg News shows that the court said the Apple press release was misleading because the December ruling also required Apple to recall the dealer's products.
"This press release is misleading because it contains statements that may at least be deceptive in terms of product availability," the judges wrote. "The press release gives the impression that getting an iPhone is not restricted. "
These two decisions were made by the same court in Germany. Last December, the court approved Qualcomm's ban on sales, banned the sale of iPhone7, 7Plus, 8, 8Plus and X in Germany, making the chip maker even more powerful in its patent battle with Apple. Apple issued a press release after the ruling of the month, saying that although Apple stores no longer sell these phones, German mobile phone companies and 4,300 dealers are still available.
Apple did not immediately respond to emails and phone calls for comment. A Qualcomm spokesperson said the latest ruling "is self-evident."
The Munich court media department did not answer the call for comment. Apple can appeal this ruling or request a full hearing on this issue.
Behind the patent war
On the surface, the two companies were unable to open the patent fees, but the Bloomberg News website published on January 19th entitled "Leaked Mail Disclosure Apple and "The new reason for Qualcomm's parting ways," said Apple's executive Jeff Williams and Qualcomm CEO Steve Morenkopf's 2017 e-mail exchange showed twoThe relationship between home businesses may be irritating for other reasons.
The report said that the e-mail showed that the breakdown of the chip supply agreement with huge funds between the two companies may be due to the use of software, not because of related patent fees. Patent fees have triggered a harsh judicial battle between the two technology giants.
reported that these mailings indicate that Qualcomm and Apple’s arguments are related to software, not to the issue of authorization in their judicial struggle centers. However, these emails only provide a small window for a glimpse of the negotiations between them. It is common for litigants to carefully choose evidence to support their views. In the Federal Trade Commission's trial, these incoming and outgoing mails have not yet been submitted. Williams once said in court that he had talked with Morankopf about the chip supply problem of the iPhone. The details of their conversation are not known.
reported that on the 18th in the court, the Federal Trade Commission asked Qualcomm CTO James Thompson to see his emails with Moronkopf in 2014. In the negotiation of the licensing issue, Thompson said "to counter Apple when we are strong." According to an email quoted by the Federal Trade Commission, Thompson believed that if Apple continued to oppose Qualcomm's "unlicensed, chipless" policy, it could hit Apple and lose a lot of business in North America and China.
The two sides held the same word
reported that Williams understated the patent dispute to focus on the potential benefits of continued cooperation between the two companies. The move is to let Qualcomm provide a modem for some of Apple's 2018 iPhones.
Williams said that Apple will not disclose the Qualcomm computer password required to set up the modem chip. Qualcomm has accused Apple of leaking Qualcomm's password. As the chief operating officer of Apple, Williams has proposed "setting up a firewall" for engineers using related software.
In September 2017, Williams wrote: "Even in my wildest imagination of Apple's malice, I can't think of any real-life scenarios where something of great value might be revealed by the password. "
He added: "I just hope that the patent dispute will not obscure the team's good judgment on huge business opportunities. I hope to maintain a certain amount.Business flows and hope that the licensing issue will be resolved. He mentioned that Apple’s plan for 2018 is to order chips worth about $2 billion from Qualcomm.
Morenkopf responded that his main concern is related to protecting Qualcomm’s patent information, and he Didn't see Apple taking action to respond to Qualcomm's earlier complaints on this issue. He wrote: "This has nothing to do with our patent dispute. "
reported that, however, Morankopf had proposed to provide the software that Apple needed. The email showed that in return, he asked Apple to commit to use it on at least 50% of the iPhone in two years. Qualcomm's modem chip.
reported that Williams said during the Federal Trade Commission testimony in the case that after Apple sued Qualcomm, Qualcomm refused to provide modems to Apple. He said that he was emailed and telephoned. Contacted Morankopf and tried to convince Qualcomm to provide chips for the 2018 iPhone.
He told District Judge Lucy Koch: "We tried to sell them to our chips, but they were not willing . Koch hosted a trial in San Jose, Calif. The case is still under review.
reported that Intel eventually became the sole provider of the iPhone modem chip. Then Qualcomm sued Apple, Allegations that Apple uses Qualcomm software to help improve the performance of Intel chips.This article was written by the author of the cutting-edge technology. The opinions represent only the author and do not represent OFweek's position. If there is any infringement or other problem, please contact the report.