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Apple Qualcomm will hold a court session for 20 days next week. Cook will go into battle personally.

via:环球科技     time:2019/4/12 14:11:26     readed:138


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According to the list of joint witnesses published by the US Federal Court, Cook is expected to testify on Apple's business strategy, financial performance and agreements with other technology companies.

The trial in San Diego will begin on April 15 and is expected to last for 20 days. The trial time for this trial will last for four weeks. The final debate will be May 15. After the debate, the judges and the jury will evaluate the evidence and testimony. It is expected that the trial results will be announced in late May and early June.

It is not known which day Cook and Morenkov will attend. It is reported that the court requested witnesses to be given two days in advance. By analogy, on Friday, I will know who is the testimony on Tuesday, and on Wednesday will know the witnesses who appear on Monday.

Apple hopes to pass this court session and ban Qualcomm's "no authorization, no chip" business model through legal channels, and requires Qualcomm's licensing agreement with other companies to be invalid.

It is understood that in addition to Cook and Moronkopf, it is expected that dozens of executives and engineers will appear in court to testify. Suppliers that include equipment for Apple production will also make the same power requirements in response to Qualcomm. These suppliers include Foxconn, Qualcomm, Wistron, Compal, which will be required to refund the patent fees paid in the past few years, totaling $9 billion, and the total fine may be as much as three times the patent fee.

After the results of this judgment are released, the two sides still have the opportunity to appeal. It is worth mentioning that the trial of the Northern California FTC in January is still under trial. If the outcome of the case is consistent with the outcome of this San Diego trial, the appeal will face difficulties for the losing party. The results of the FTC decision should be announced in the near future.

It is expected that in this trial, Apple will make a statement on the difficulties encountered in consulting with Qualcomm. Apple publicly stated that Qualcomm is paying high patent royalties for companies that don't contribute much, and Apple hopes to trade directly by purchasing cores. There have been major difficulties in negotiation, and there is almost no room for negotiation.

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