Apple faces ban on sale of older iPhones in China, Qualcomm says

Apple is barred from selling certain iPhones in one of its top markets

Apple is barred from selling certain iPhones in one of its top markets

They are just two of a number of patents Qualcomm is using against Apple in disputes in several countries. The chipmaker cheered the decision on Monday, alleging Apple has benefited from its intellectual property.

"We deeply value our relationships with customers, rarely resorting to the courts for assistance, but we also have an abiding belief in the need to protect intellectual property rights", Qualcomm executive vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in a prepared statement.

Tech giant Apple said on Monday that it would continue to sell all of its iPhone models in China despite Qualcomm's announcement that it had won an injunction against Apple on the importation and sale of certain products. "We will pursue all our legal options through the courts".

Another patent involves the ability for users to manage applications using a touchscreen while viewing, navigating, and dismissing apps on their phones.

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between USA chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday.

The court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm's software patents around resizing photographs and managing applications on a touch screen.

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According to Apple, all its iPhones are still retailing in China.

Apple shares fell 2 per cent in premarket trading. Apple has argued that its former supplier unfairly leverages its position as the biggest supplier of chips for smartphones to force payment of the fees.

Apple and one other unnamed company are the only major phone makers that do not pay Qualcomm licensing fees.

According to Qualcomm's United States lawsuit, Apple's goal was to buy mobile chips from Intel instead of depending on Qualcomm.

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