German Court Rules🔊 Apple Infringed 👊Qualcomm Patent

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A German court ruled on Thursday that iPhone maker Apple Inc infringed a hardware patent of Qualcomm Inc and said the U.S. company could no longer sell some iPhone models in Germany which contain a particular component.

The ruling will not go into immediate effect if Apple appeals, judge Matthias Zigann told the court. Qualcomm needs to post a bond of 668.4 million euros, or $765 million before it can begin proceedings to enforce the order, the court said in a news release after the hearing.

The ruling affects iPhone 7 through iPhone X models, the court said in its statement.

The German case is Qualcomm’s third major effort to secure a ban on Apple’s lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar efforts in the United States and China.

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