With Apple and Qualcomm’s patent infringement battle getting murkier by the day, it’s turning into increasingly more troublesome to maintain observe of the excessive drama that’s resembling the Apple-Samsung courtroom battles from earlier this decade. What now appears to be the purpose of rivalry between the 2 firms are a sequence of UI-related patents that Qualcomm believes Apple copied from the Palm Pre, which ran the gesture-based webOS working system. The chipmaker is citing media stories to again up its claims of Apple’s alleged disregard of mental property rights.
Qualcomm had purchased a number of of Palm’s patents again in 2014 when the corporate was offered piecemeal to numerous companies, together with, LG, TCL and Qualcomm, amongst others. The chipmaker is now claiming that the iPhone X’s gesture-based multitasking mechanism is a direct copy of the Pre’s “card-based multitasking system”.Right here’s a video displaying off the identical:
As you may see, the video clearly reveals that the iPhone X’s gesture-based UI is in reality fairly just like webOS’ gesture-based interface.
The newest salvo comes within the wake of Apple’s latest lawsuit that accused Qualcomm of infringing upon eight of its patents associated to battery life administration. The Cupertino large sued the San Diego-based firm for a sum of $1billion within the U.S., $145 million in China and an undisclosed quantity within the U.Okay.
Not one to take issues mendacity down, Qualcomm additionally fired off its personal lawsuit towards Apple, submitting as many as three separate prices in a US District Court docket, claiming that know-how used within the iPhone X was in violation of a whopping 16 of its patents associated to power-management applied sciences and autofocus cameras. Qualcomm has already requested the US Worldwide Commerce Fee (USITC) to ban the import and sale of GSM variations of the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 and seven Plus that use Intel’s modem. The CDMA variations of the units, in the meantime, use Qualcomm’s modems, and are exempt from the criticism.