Tim Cook says #apple had ‘no choice’ but to sue Qualcomm


Apple chief executive Tim Cook said on the company’s quarterly earnings call today that he views litigation as a “last resort” but that Apple “didn’t see another way forward” in the company’s recent lawsuit against chip-maker Qualcomm.

“You should take from our filing that we viewed it as, we didn’t see another way forward,” Cook said in response to an analyst’s question about the high-profile lawsuit. “[Qualcomm was] insisting on charging royalties for technologies that they had nothing to do with,” he said, claiming that as Apple innovated with new features like its TouchID fingerprint sensors or advanced displays and cameras, Qualcomm would collect money “for no reason.”

Cook said the situation was analogous to someone “buying a…

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