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Could some iPhones be banned in the US?Qualcomm has asked the International Trade Commission to investigate and ultimately ban the importation of Apple iPhones that infringe on its patents.
Qualcomm has asked the International Trade Commission to ban Apple from importing the iPhone into the US. The company said Apple has infringed six of its patents that it says quote, enable high performance in a smartphone while Extending battery life. It's the latest development in a heated legal battle between the two companies. In April, Apple stopped paying royalties to manufacturers like Foxconn for mobile patents owned by Qualcomm. These patents include intellectual property that connects phones to a wireless network. Apple said, in a previous statement, that it tried to reach a licensing agreement with Qualcomm for over five years. They weren't able to negotiate what Apple called, quote fair terms. Because of Apple's refusal to pay royalties, Qualcomm expects to make less money. Apple continues to use our technology and not pay for it. They have really left us no choice but to say you've got to stop this, that's call called general councils speaking to CNet. Who can expect the ITC to start investigation into the complaint in August. And a potential burn wouldn't go affect for at least 18 months. But coud have done actually happen, in a ruling hand and journey January 2016 in the Apple v Samsung case A judge Samsung to stop selling smartphones, in the US, that infringed on Apples patent. But, the ban applied mostly to older devices that weren't on sale anymore. At the time of recording, Apple hadn't yet released a statement. But you can keep up to date on the ongoing legal battle at CNET.com