Qualcomm sues iPhone suppliers to get to Apple's money

How Licensing Disputes Are Affecting Qualcomm’s Balance Sheet

Qualcomm said Wednesday that it has filed a breach of contract complaint against Apple manufacturers who it says have been pressured by Apple not to pay royalties to Qualcomm for technology that it says it owns.

Qualcomm previously sued Apple accusing it of breaking contracts and interfering in deals negotiated with iPhone suppliers.

San Diego-based Qualcomm said last month that Apple had chose to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to the chipmaker, for sales made in the first quarter of 2017, until the dispute is resolved in court.

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Early this year, it withheld $1 billion in reimbursements on the grounds that Qualcomm had reneged on a separate royalty "rebate" agreement with Apple in retaliation for Apple's cooperation with anti-trust regulators. So far there has not been any comment from Apple or the companies mentioned in the latest lawsuit, but things are definitely turning ugly and pretty fast.

The FTC brought the lawsuit against Qualcomm for anticompetitive patent-licensing practices in January in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The other two companies sued are Wistron Corp. and Compal Electronics Inc. Apple-related royalties account for about 12% of Qualcomm's total revenue and as much as 30% of its per-share earnings, according to Srini Pajjuri, an analyst at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. And, that these manufacturers are paying Qualcomm licensing fees for non-Apple products, but not those for the Cupertino-branded devices.

"We are suing to get our money", Rosenberg said.

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The Korea Fair Trade Commission fined Qualcomm more than $850 million and seeks to dismantle the way it licenses its patents. Apple and other companies claim Qualcomm is charging unfairly high rates in violation of pledges to license inventions that are essential to comply with industry standards. Its technology is inside almost every smartphone.

"Pay for what you take and if you don't want to pay for it, don't take it", he said.

Rosenberg added that "As Apple continues to collect billions of dollars from consumer sales of its Qualcomm-enabled products, it is using its market power as the wealthiest company in the world to try to coerce unfair and unreasonable license terms from Qualcomm in its global attack on the company". A hearing on the dismissal motion is slated for mid-June.

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