Apple Has to Stop Selling iPhones in Germany, Court Rules
Apple lost a major battle in Germany as a court in Frankfurt ruled that basically all iPhones starting with the 7th generation are infringing upon a Qualcomm patent. A sales ban will come into effect if Apple doesn’t dispute the ruling.
Apple and Qualcomm have been disputing patents and trademarks for a long time. Unless you’re really connected to this world, it’s getting challenging to keep tabs on everything that’s been happening, on who’s winning and who’s losing.
For example, just six months ago, Apple was trying to invalidate some Qualcomm patents in the United States, and a year before Apple lost a trial in China. Clearly, it’s an ongoing battle, and it doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. In retrospective, it’s very likely that many more patents are being infringed, by both parties.
Apple is definitely not happy