Jury rules Apple owes Qualcomm $31M for patent infringement

SAN DIEGO — A jury has decided Apple should pay $31 million in damages for infringing on patents for technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm that helps iPhones quickly connect to the internet and extend their battery life.

The verdict Friday in a San Diego federal court follows a two-week trial pitting two former allies that have become bitter adversaries. The trial is a fragment of a legal battle involving Apple and Qualcomm, who are sparing over who invented some of the technology used for key features in smartphones and other mobile devices.

The jury agreed with Qualcomm's contention that it should be paid $1.41 per iPhone relying on three of its patents.

Qualcomm hailed the verdict as a validation of its technology's importance to iPhones. Apple said it was disappointed with the decision.

Must Read

Apple is shifting the focus of its secret car...

Sep 10, 2016

Apple may not become an automaker, but it still wants to develop its own self-driving technology

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza

Sep 14, 2016

A Silicon Valley startup is using robots and software to take a bite out of the pizza-delivery...

Software co.: We warned Tesla about hands-free...

Sep 16, 2016

The company that made the camera and computer system for Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous Autopilot...

After online threats, gaming engineer plans run...

Dec 24, 2016

The co-founder of a Boston-based gaming software company who made headlines when she was threatened...

Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier...

Dec 31, 2016

Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com