APPLE VS QUALCOMM: THE GIANT OF CUPERTINO FORCED TO PULL DOWN SOME MODELS OF IPHONE FROM THE GERMAN MARKET.
The lodging of the security of 1.34 billion Euro by Qualcomm enforced the judgment of first instance issued by the Court of Munich
This is the new development in the judicial affair between the two tech giants Qualcomm and Apple. After having obtained a ban on sales of some iPhone models in China, surpassed by Apple with iOS 12 software update, Qualcomm takes another important step in Germany.
According to the judgment issued on December 20, 2018 by the Court of Munich, the Cupertino group has infringed some patents relating to power amplification and battery power for its iPhone 7, 7 plus and 8. The German Court ordered Apple to stop selling, distributing and offering the three models of smartphones in all the famous Apple Stores located in Germany, as well as the recall of the devices from all third-party retailers.
In order for this first instance judgment to become enforceable, Qualcomm had to deposit a large sum as security, in case that in the Appeal Apple manages to prove its rights, reversing the result of first instance.