Qualcomm is asking the US government to ban new iPhones from coming into the country.
Qualcomm says that Apple is violating six patents that have to do with extending a phone’s battery life. None of the patents are essential to a standard, Qualcomm says, which means it isn’t required to license them.
Qualcomm’s inventions are at the heart of every iPhone and extend well beyond modem technologies or cellular standards,” Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s general counsel, says in a statement.
Apple claims that Qualcomm is charging “disproportionately high” fees for the use of its patents and abusing its position as the market leader in smartphone modems.