Qualcomm granted permanent injunction against Apple in Germany

Apple sees iPhone ban in Germany

Apple sees iPhone ban in Germany

The Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court ruled 10 days ago that Apple is infringing two Qualcomm patents and issued injunctions against the sale of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, the San Diego, California-based chipmaker said last week.

Apple shares closed down 3.5 per cent at €139.99 in European trading on Thursday.

Apple is appealing the ban, but its worth nothing that even if it fails, this ruling will have a much smaller impact on Apple's bottom line than China's injunction. "We are of course disappointed by this verdict, and we plan to appeal", said Apple in a statement for CNBC.

The technology giant did say, however, that all of its phone models would still be available from mobile phone carriers and resellers.

Because of this latest injunction, Apple is now prevented from selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany. As a result, Apple will stop selling its iPhone 7 and 8 handsets in that country. In this latest chapter in the legal drama, Qualcomm successfully argued that 4G LTE modems produced by Intel and components produced by Qorvo for the iPhone infringe upon its patents.

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After losing a battle in China, Apple has now lost in another court in its ongoing feud with Qualcomm.

And so began Qualcomm's push back: it formally complained to the United States government's International Trade Commission (ITC) about Apple, and in August the ITC began an investigation into whether iPhones should be banned from import into America over patent infringement.

"We believe our envelope tracking chip does not infringe the patent in suit, and the court would have come to a different conclusion if it had considered all the evidence", Baker said.

For now, Qualcomm has yet to issue a statement, and it's unlikely to do so at this stage of the trial. It further adds that Apple is liable to pay monetary damages and the exact amount will be decided later. Apple, which is contesting both rulings, has continued to offer its iPhones in China but made changes to its iOS operating system in the wake of the Chinese order.

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