Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) previously announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The order calls upon the subsidiaries to immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The two patents were previously found to be valid by SIPO, the Chinese patent office.
On December 14th, Apple started it would push a software update on its iPhones this week claiming that is in compliance with the court’s orders but will update its software “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order.”
Reuters have confirmed that the update was pushed on Monday. “Despite Apple’s efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions,” Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s general counsel, told Reuters in a statement on Monday. Qualcomm’s Rosenberg said, “Apple’s statements following the issuance of the preliminary injunction have been deliberate attempts to obfuscate and misdirect.” “They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court,” Rosenberg told Reuters in Dec. 14 in a statement.