Apple vs Qualcomm lawsuit has been a patent battle which is turning ugly as the years proceed. This decision was announced by the International Trade Commission (ITC). Interestingly, the commission made two rulings: one which came in the favour of Apple and the other came in Qualcomm’s favour!

Interestingly, the ITC recommended a ban on the import of the iPhone in the US. Let us take a closer look at what is going on in this Apple vs Qualcomm lawsuit battle.

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Apple vs Qualcomm Lawsuit: Why Did The Court Order a Ban on iPhone Imports?

Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara pointed out that Apple infringed upon a patent owned by Qualcomm in the US. Due to this infringement of the patent, the judge examining Apple vs Qualcomm lawsuit considers the possibility of banning the import of iPhone in the US.

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Which iPhone Models Face the Import Ban?

According to Qualcomm, the company wants the ITC to ban the import of the iPhone models which make use of Intel-powered chips. Basically, this means that this iPhone import-ban would include the iPhone X on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks as well as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Apple vs Qualcomm Lawsuit: Will iPhone Imports Really Be Banned?

While the ruling has been made by the judge, it is not 100% final at the moment. This ruling will now go against a panel of judges and even if they approve it, the final decision over the Apple vs Qualcomm lawsuit battle still rests in the hand of US President Donald Trump. The President can overturn this ruling as per his discretion.

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