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Apple's legal war over Qualcomm patents expands into China

Apple's legal war over Qualcomm patents expands into China

Apple Inc. has taken its legal attack on Qualcomm Inc.’s patent licensing business global, filing two complaints in Chinese courts challenging the way the San Diego company gets paid for its cellular intellectual property.

The move comes after Apple sued Qualcomm last week in San Diego federal court over its patent licensing, among other things. It comes on the heels of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission taking legal action on similar issues three days earlier.

Qualcomm said it hasn’t seen the Chinese complaints but learned about them from a Beijing Intellectual Property Court news release, which says Apple is seeking $145 million in damages.

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