U.S chipmaker Qualcomm says it believes that Apple remains in infringement of a Chinese court’s orders to stop sales of iPhones in spite of a software improve that Apple introduced on Monday. Qualcomm on December 10 noted that it had won a preceding court order in China banning Apple from sales of few older iPhone models that the court has found violating 2 Qualcomm software patents. Apple announced the similar working day, that all of its phones remained on sale in China.
On December 14, Apple gave a report that it would push a software update to its iPhones this week. The California-based company, Cupertino said it believed it was in agreement with the court’s rule, but that it would update its software “to address any probable concern about our compliance with the order.” The update seemed to have been pushed to iPhones on Monday, based on user information on Twitter, while Apple would not affirm to Reuters that it had been pushed.
“Despite Apple’s efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions,” Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s General counsel, aware Reuters in a declaration on Monday. Apple never openly commented last week on reasons it believed its current iPhones for sale in China complied with the court’s proclamation, which relates to patents on software features for swapping between applications on a smartphone and resizing Pictures before using them as a wallpaper on the smartphone.
A number of media outlets, such as CNBC, stated that Apple thought the court’s orders only belong to iPhones operating older variants of its iOS running system. But the court’s orders, a copy of what Qualcomm bundled to Reuters, had no reference to running systems however only centered on software options.
“Apple’s statements following the issuance of the preliminary injunction have been deliberate attempts to obfuscate and misdirect,” Qualcomm’s Rosenberg noted in a declaration on Monday. Even so, Qualcomm believes Apple is yet in violation of the court’s orders because Apple continues income of phones and has not received any definite order from the Chinese court giving it the opportunity to do so.
“They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the products identified in the orders and to show compliance in court,” Rosenberg noted in a statement to Reuters in December. When asked by Reuters When it comes Qualcomm’s statements, Apple restated its announced statements that it believes it is in accordance with the court order.