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Triple patent victory for Qualcomm against Apple, optimistic of more

Qualcomm secured its third and most significant win against fierce adversary Apple late last week, with a jury in the US District Court of California ruling against the iPhone maker and ordering it to sign over a check for $31 million. Following similar decisions in Germany and China in recent weeks, Qualcomm mocked Apple in a statement saying, “we are gratified that courts all over the world are rejecting Apple’s strategy of refusing to pay for the use of our IP.” Specifically, three patents for smartphone technologies were found to be infringed upon, firstly “flashless booting,” a method enabling handsets to rapidly connect to the internet after booting up, thereby cutting costs and footprint of separate flash memory. Another, dubbed…

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