A Court in China has ordered Apple’s subsidiaries to stop selling various versions of iPhone after Qualcomm’s patent infringement case against Apple. The prior ban has imposed on iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Two patents especially banned, one is related to adjusting photos and other is related to managing the application on the touch screen. These both patents were found valid by Chinese patent office SIPO.
Apple said to CNET that
Qualcomm’s effort to ban our iphone products is another desperate ever move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators in the world
Apple said in a statement.
“All iPhone models will remain available for our customers in China. Qualcomm is asserting three patents they had never raised before ever, including one which has already been declared invalid. We will pursue all our legal options through the respected courts.”
Don Rosenberg The Qualcomm’s general counsel said in a statement,
“Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us with it. These respected Court’s orders are further confirmation of the strength of Qualcomm’s vast patent portfolio.”
The legal issues started between Apple and Qualcomm in January 2017 when apple 1st filed a lawsuit again Qualcomm for charging over for the chips