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Qualcomm suffers double defeat in fight against Apple


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Qualcomm has been battling Apple since the start of the year.
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Qualcomm has suffered a blow in its patent royalty battle with Apple after losing two hearings.

The first hearing means that Qualcomm cannot force Apple’s manufacturing partners to make royalty payments before the total quantity of royalties are settled. The second means that it cannot stop Apple from seeking antitrust cases against Qualcomm in other countries.

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