Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Court Case Banning iPhone Imports in China


Staff member
Mar 3, 2018
Reuters reports that Qualcomm won a case involving the importation and sale of iPhones in China. According to the report, the order "affects the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X sold with older versions of Apple’s iOS operating system," but Apple told Reuters that "all iPhone models remain available for its customers in China," as they come with iOS 12. The ruling came from the same court that banned some Micron memory imports.

The court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm’s software patents around resizing photographs and managing applications on a touch screen... The patents in the suit, which Qualcomm said on Monday had been upheld by the Chinese patent office, are separate from those being contested in other cases in its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple. Qualcomm has also asked regulators in the United States to ban the importation of several iPhone models over patent concerns, but U.S. officials have so far declined to do so.
I love communist courts. If Apple was HQ'd in China, they'd have the executives making public apologies before their organs were harvested after a summary execution.
*scratches head*

how do you "import" something.. that is made there???
*scratches head*

how do you "import" something.. that is made there???

The hardware is built in China but the software is not. The software has to get into the country somehow. These are software patents.