Apple claims Motorola misusing Qualcomm license

Apple claims Motorola misusing Qualcomm license

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By eeNews Europe

The Reuters news service reported Friday that the lawsuit argues that the Motorola suit filed against Apple in Germany breaches the terms of Motorola’s patent licensing agreement with communications chip vendor Qualcomm Inc.

Apple (Cupertino, California) and Motorola Mobility, which is set to be acquired by Google Inc., are currently battling it out in numerous patent litigations in various places in the world.

According to the Reuters report, Apple’s suit argues that, as a Qualcomm customer, Apple is third-party beneficiary of the licensing agreement between Motorola’s and Qualcomm and that, under that agreement, Motorola cannot assert the patents against Apple.

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