Each with their own arguments and in turn they have been accusing each other: Qualcomm warning that the iPhone would not have been possible without their technology, Apple reminding them that they charge twice as much as they should for patents, Qualcomm trying to prevent the sale of the iPhone in the US, and now… Apple claims that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is infringing Apple patents
A total of eight patents appear to be infringing Qulacomm in the development of some Snapdragon chips. In particular, the Snapdragon 800 and the Snapdragon 820 stand out. They are not the company’s latest processors, but they are present in many recently launched high-end Android phones. It seems that Apple has a series of patents that allow it to develop chips capable of consuming power only when needed, rapidly increasing and decreasing consumption. The Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 820 may be using this technology without Apple’s consent.
This accusation by Apple is just another answer to get out of the way . The war has been going on for months and what Apple is looking for with this accusation is to counteract a recent accusation by Qualcomm in which they claimed that since Cupertino they were infringing six of their patents. This is merely a way for the two companies to make their case for a possible major trial.
But looking at things in perspective, in this case Qualcomm has a lot to fight for in order to win the war. Several regulators around the world have investigated Qualcomm in recent years for possible abuse of power, and the lawsuit Apple filed earlier this year has only reinforced these suspicions.