Wiggin and Dana Represents Qualcomm in its Litigation Against Apple

April 23, 2019 Press Release

Wiggin and Dana LLP represented Qualcomm in its patent infringement, FRAND and antitrust litigation with Apple. Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes and communicates, and is leading the world to 5G. On Tuesday, April 16, during the second day of a jury trial in federal court in San Diego, Qualcomm and Apple announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The companies announced that they had reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. 

The companies’ settlement followed a ruling in March from ITC Administrative Law Judge McNamara that Qualcomm’s U.S. Patent No. 8,063,674 is valid and infringed by Apple, and indicating that she will recommend that the Commission issue a Limited Exclusion Order barring the importation of infringing products into the United States, among other remedies. 

Wiggin and Dana partner Ben Diessel had substantial involvement in the San Diego federal court litigation and the ITC litigation between the companies. Other Wiggin attorneys involved included Paul Tuchmann, Rebekeh Gulash, Andrew Bochner, Richard Luedeman, Joe Gasser, Sean McAuliffe, and Tim Cowan.