Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

Qualcomm sues Apple for stealing trade secrets and sending to Intel to develop baseband chips

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Although Apple’s previous equipment used Qualcomm baseband chips, Apple’s switch to Intel was due to the high Qualcomm licensing fees.

With the rupture of the cooperation between Apple and Qualcomm, the two sides also began to fall into infinite lawsuits, after Qualcomm has sued Apple for violating the company’s licensing agreement.

Now Qualcomm has submitted multiple evidence that Apple may steal commercial secrets, and Qualcomm has now amended the lawsuit to include the above matters in the lawsuit.

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Qualcomm claims that Apple steals valuable trade secrets:

In its latest statement, Qualcomm said Apple rejected the company’s review, which was source code software and tools that Qualcomm had previously handed over to Apple.

These source code software and tools allow Apple to modify and customize it to use Qualcomm’s baseband chips, and Qualcomm believes that reviewing the relevant code makes sense.

Because Qualcomm’s licensing agreement with Apple includes reviewing the source code, Apple’s refusal of the company’s review has clearly violated the cooperation agreement between the two parties.

The evidence indicates that Apple sent the relevant code to Intel:

The reason for reviewing related software tools is that Qualcomm found that Apple’s source code history code is similar to the code in Intel’s baseband chip.

Qualcomm believes that Apple’s relevant source code comes from the source code provided by Qualcomm, so Apple may help Qualcomm’s competitor Intel catch up with Qualcomm technology.

Qualcomm’s legal adviser pointed out that Apple illegally used Qualcomm’s trade secrets and tried to help its competitors, which is clearly unacceptable to Qualcomm.

Qualcomm can’t bear to be that Apple has completely abandoned the company with Intel’s baseband chips, and Apple has not yet issued an official statement.

Source: MacRumors