The iPhone maker filed the lawsuit as a countersuit considering that Qualcomm had filed a lawsuit in July, accusing Apple of patent infringement on various patents aimed at better battery life for smartphones.
There are more lawsuits filed by Apple and Qualcomm against each other in the dispute over patents.
In its new patent infringement cases, the chipmaker alleges that Apple infringes upon 16 of its patents related to bandwidth technology, power saving, photo editing and technology from dual-camera setups.
The lawsuit covers a number of Apple devices, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the new iPhone X. Qualcomm is looking for an injunction against these devices. The company now owns patents covering that particular interface, as well as other technologies that were first developed at Palm.
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Qualcomm also filed its complaint with the U.S International Trade Commission and wants to ban import and sales of certain iPhones - namely, those with Intel chips.
General Counsel Don Rosenberg in a statement said Qualcomm filings are not a direct denial to Apple's complaint.
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In addition to this, Qualcomm makes a point about the iPhone X's multitasking interface and how it's similar to the interface that webOS use to use.
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has asked the company's suppliers not to pay Qualcomm any royalties until the two resolve their legal disputes.
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The first complaint accused Apple of infringing USA patent numbers 8,683,362; 8,497,928; 7,844,037; and 9,203,940, relating to a range of technologies including those which allow multiple apps to run at once, camera focusing techniques and methods of responding to incoming calls and texts.
However, the company refused to comment on three new complaints.
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