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Apple Asks High Court to Let It Appeal Qualcomm Patent Rulings

Nov. 22, 2021, 7:53 PM

Apple Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit ruling barring it from appealing patent office decisions on two Qualcomm Inc. patents after a global settlement between the parties.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held in April that without parallel litigation, Apple can’t show a non-speculative injury it will face if the patents remain valid.

The ruling would “undermine important public interests in encouraging challenges to questionable patents, particularly by licensees,” Apple told the high court in its petition for review. “The Federal Circuit’s restrictive approach to standing also undermines the public ...