In response to the iPhone sales ban decision made by the Intermediate People’s Court of Fuzhou, China, Apple issued a statement responding that it respects the Fuzhou court and its ruling, and will release an iPhone software update next week to resolve the two patents involved in the case . They have submitted a reconsideration to the Fuzhou court asking them to clarify and reconsider their decision.
On Monday, the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court made an iPhone lock-up judgment, which was filed by Qualcomm at the end of last year. The models affected by the ban include iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, for a total of seven models.
According to foreign media reports, Apple said in a recent legal document that the ban on the release of several iPhone models will force it to reach a settlement with Qualcomm on the protracted patent licensing war. Apple said the ban caused Apple to lose millions of dollars a day .
However, not all of the above iPhone models will be banned. The iPhone made by Heshuo and some iPhones made by Compal will be excluded from the lock-up order.
According to reports, Qualcomm said today that Heshuo has Qualcomm’s patent and patent portfolio license, and Compal has one of the patent licenses . Therefore, the iPhone made by Heshuo and some iPhones made by Compal will be excluded from the lock-up order.
It is understood that Qualcomm’s patent portfolio licensing agreement is usually a patent application that has been filed with the relevant department or approved by the relevant department. However, some patents are authorized before the patent portfolio is submitted to the relevant department or approved by the relevant department.
In other words, even if Qualcomm’s patent portfolio is not submitted to the relevant department, or has not yet obtained the approval of the relevant department, it is included in Qualcomm’s patent portfolio license agreement.