Samsung Requests Apple to Reveal its Contract with Qualcomm

According to reports, Samsung has recently requested Apple to show the details between the Cupertino-based firm and Qualcomm, the company that provides chipsets for iPhone and iPad.

Both Apple and Samsung have been locked in legal battles over several issues in different regions of the world. Most of these litigations are related to the patent infringements; however, the nature of the deal between Apple and Qualcomm could possibly help Cupertino-based firm be resistant from Samsung’s recent claims.

Now the question is whether Qualcomm has licensed its technology to Apple directly, then the Cupertino Company successfully has the same sort of agreement as that of Samsung, which means that “Apple’s buying Qualcomm chips is as good as paying for the patents” and neutralizing any litigation in the process…”

The copy of the contract between Apple and Qualcomm would be supposed to submit in eight countries, including France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Samsung is locked in legal battle with Apple in all these eight countries and the nature of contract proved to be a vital part in the proceedings.

“One of Apple’s primary defenses is that it is entitled to use the chipsets at issue…Samsung seeks to streamline discovery in the litigation with Apple by requesting these highly-relevant documents only once, rather than issuing duplicative requests in each of the foreign litigations.”

In response to these battles, Apple has only said that it will at any cost protect its intellectual property from ‘blatant copying’.

We are looking forward when contract between Apple and Qualcomm will be submitted in the courts and how courts react to it.

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