Chinese Court Bans iPhone Models in Patent Dispute
December 11, 2018
The Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court granted Qualcomm's request for preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately stop selling the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X that use older versions of Apple's iOS operating system, according to a statement from Qualcomm Monday.
Apple said in a statement Monday its iPhones using newer operating systems remain on sale in China.
The Chinese court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm's software patents involving resizing photographs and managing applications on a touch screen.
Apple shares fell Monday on the news.
Qualcomm's general counsel, Don Rosenberg, said in a statement Monday "Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us. These court orders are further confirmation of the strength of Qualcomm's vast patent portfolio."
China's court decision is the latest
legal action in a long-running dispute between the California tech