Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones: Bloomberg

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones: Bloomberg

A man looks at Apple's new iPhone 8 (L) and his iPhone 7 at the Apple Store in Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district, Japan, September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato
REUTERS: Qualcomm Inc filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc's iPhones in the country, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court, claiming patent infringement and is seeking injunctive relief, Bloomberg said, citing a Qualcomm spokeswoman. (https://bloom.bg/2z6qMwu)Apple's shares were up marginally, while Qualcomm shares were little changed in afternoon trading.Apple is waging a global legal battle on Qualcomm's long-held practice of charging a percentage of the total price of iPhones and other Apple devices as a licensing fee for its patents.Apple and Qualcomm did not immediately respond to requests for comment.(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Martina D'Couto)
Source: Reuters