Qualcomm and Apple’s legal battle is quickly shaping up to become the next epic battle in tech history. The chip maker is now trying to get the iPhone X banned in India, according to new filings. Qualcomm alleges that the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X infringe on 16 patents owned by Qualcomm. The patents cover various smartphone technologies, including many that are meant to improve a smartphone’s battery life.
The new lawsuits filed by Qualcomm seek payments from Apple for the alleged patent infringement.
Further, the new lawsuits filed by Qualcomm seek payments from Apple for the alleged patent infringement. The company has alleged that Apple relies on its technology to create the Portrait Mode, that’s been part of its marketing initiative recently. The company also alleged to the US International Trade Commission that Apple uses its modems in the iPhones mentioned above.
Qualcomm points to the iPhone X’s multitasking interface in particular, talking about its similarities to webOS. The company said it owns a patent for that interface and some other technology, which was first used for developing the Palm system. “All of these Palm inventions - owned by Qualcomm - have vastly improved the functionality of mobile devices and the user experience, and all of them are widely found in Apple products without license or permission,” said Qualcomm in one of its lawsuits.