Qualcomm, Apple make closing arguments in patent trial

CNET | 3/13/2019 | Richard Nieva
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Qualcomm and Apple on Wednesday wrapped up arguments in a contentious patent infringement trial in San Diego.

The trial, just the latest twist in a long-standing legal feud between the two companies, centers on three Qualcomm technology patents that Qualcomm alleges Apple used without permission on some versions of the iPhone.

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One patent allows a smartphone to quickly connect to the internet once the device is booted up. Another deals with graphics processing and battery life. The third lets apps on your phone download data more easily by directing traffic between the apps processor and the modem.

In closing arguments, Qualcomm zeroed in on the boot-up patent. Apple has argued that its former engineer Arjuna Siva co-invented the technology when he was working for the iPhone maker. But Qualcomm counsel David Nelson pointed out on Wednesday that Siva testified he wasn't "claiming to be an inventor." Siva also said he hadn't read the language of the patent.

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"What were they trying to hide?" Nelson said in his closing remarks, referring to Apple's defense. "Why not show him those things?"

In Apple's closing remarks, its counsel Juanita Brooks opened with a broader argument: that the lawsuit isn't about patents at all. She said the "real motivation" for the complaint is that Qualcomm was upset Apple started to also use Intel chips in iPhones in 2016, after Apple...
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