#apple won’t pay Qualcomm any royalties during court battle

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Apple has stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm and says it won’t start paying again until their globe-spanning court battles are through.

This is the latest escalation in Apple’s multi-part lawsuit against Qualcomm, which it claims has been charging excessively high patent licensing fees for years.

The legal battle was sparked by the Federal Trade Commission, which began suing Qualcomm for anti-competitive licensing practices back in January. Apple filed suit in California just days later and has since added lawsuits in the UK and China.

Apple’s plan is to withhold royalty payments until the courts determine how much it actually owes. It’s an aggressive move that…

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