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Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties in Antitrust Case

  • Apple claims chipmaker is withholding more than $1 billion
  • IPhone maker also challenges Qualcomm’s patent royalty rate
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Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties

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Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm Inc., accusing it of monopolizing the market for chips for wireless devices and withholding $1 billion in retaliation for cooperating with South Korean antitrust authorities.

Apple is demanding Qualcomm hand over money that was supposed to be a rebate for licensing fees. Qualcomm is holding back the money as punishment for Apple cooperating with Korean antitrust regulators, according to the complaint filed in San Diego, where Qualcomm is based.