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Qualcomm seeks iPhone sale ban in Germany

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Qualcomm's win in Germany came weeks after it secured a court order to ban sales of some iPhone models in China.
Qualcomm's win in Germany came weeks after it secured a court order to ban sales of some iPhone models in China.

US-based chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to halt the sale of iPhones in Germany.

Yesterday the chipmaker posted bonds of 1.34 billion euros as part of a legal requirement by a German court, which found on 20 December that Apple had infringed Qualcomm patents on power-saving technology used in smartphones.

In a statement issued yesterday, Qualcomm says the bonds are required for Qualcomm to be able to enforce the remedies ordered by the court on 20 December, 2018 after the court found that Apple is infringing Qualcomm's patented power savings technology used in smartphones.

According to Qualcomm, Apple was ordered to cease the sale, offer for sale and importation for sale of all infringing iPhones in Germany.

It adds that the court also ordered Apple to recall infringing iPhones from third party resellers in Germany.

Qualcomm's win in Germany came weeks after it secured a court order to ban sales of some iPhone models in China. Apple, which is contesting both rulings, has continued to offer its iPhones in China but made changes to its iOS operating system in the wake of the Chinese order.

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