A week after the Qualcomm accused Apple of stealing LTE modem secrets on behalf of Intel, the latter of the three is officially hitting back against the former’s accusations. Specifically, Intel and its general counsel, Steve Rodgers, released a public statement, where it rubbished Qualcomm’s accusations of IP theft.
In the public letter, Rodgers points out that Qualcomm isn’t without fault: to date, the latter has been fined for several anti-competitive practices around the world. Mainly in China, Korea, Europe, and Taiwan. Rodgers also points out that the Qualcomm’s claim of the semiconductor manufacturer stealing its technology. Stating that Intel has been a “one of the world’s leading technology innovators for more than 50 years”.
Rodgers concluded his statement saying that Qualcomm had failed to win a case against a competitor of whom it claims infringed on 88 of its patents. In regards to that case, the presiding US Federal judge said that he had found “considerable, compelling common proof” that Qualcomm forced companies into accepting “a separate license to Qualcomm’s cellular standard essential patents in order to gain access to Qualcomm’s modem chips”.
(Source: Intel Newsroom)