Qualcomm Gets Apple’s Patent Claims Dismissed from Contract Case

Nov. 21, 2018, 1:04 AM

Qualcomm Inc. won its bid to get 56 patent claims by Apple Inc. and its Asian manufacturers dismissed from a billion-dollar lawsuit over the use of the chipmaker’s technology in mobile phones.

The ruling may help pave the way for a settlement between the technology giants who may want to avoid a potential setback if the dispute goes before a jury.

A federal judge in San Diego Nov. 20 granted Qualcomm’s request to throw out Apple’s non-infringement, invalidity and uneforceability claims because the chipmaker had promised not to bring claims over the nine patents involved.

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