Apple and Qualcomm’s Billion-Dollar War Over an $18 Part

- Bloomberg.com

Bloomberg, 2017: "The iPhone maker pays $2 billion a year in patent fees, and it’s had enough... This is a story about the power dynamics in one of the world’s largest industries. It’s based in part on court documents filed as part of a dispute over one of the most expensive and, arguably, most important parts of the phone: the wireless modem. The story starts two summers ago, at a conference in Idaho, where a senior Apple executive, probably Cook, and a senior Samsung Electronics Co. executive, most likely Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, shared a quiet word. Samsung is Apple’s biggest rival. The two companies have spent almost a decade in a bitter patent infringement dispute stemming from Apple’s claim that Samsung copied aspects of the iPhone"


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