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Apple Supreme Court Patent Loss Could Echo Across Industries (1)

June 27, 2022, 1:42 PMUpdated: June 27, 2022, 9:30 PM

Qualcomm Inc.'s win over Apple Inc. in a dispute over patented technology used in iPhones will stand after the US Supreme Court declined to review the case.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Apple couldn’t challenge Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions not to cancel Qualcomm’s patents at the appeals court because the companies had settled a parallel federal lawsuit and agreed to a patent licensing deal. The Federal Circuit decision doesn’t weaken the ability of patent challengers to try to show a patent is invalid, the US solicitor general said in a brief recommending ...