Qualcomm To Depose Apple Services Chief Eddy Cue



Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm can dismiss Apple Inc’s services chief Eddy in addition to Chief Executive Tim Cook, a ruler judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California has ruled, part of the chipmaker’s work to determine whether Apple operated with Samsung to focus regulatory scrutiny on the company. The access to Cue is essential because the company alleges communications between officials at Apple and its competitive Samsung Electronics Co Ltd were middle to its choice to cut off Apple from a stream of nearly one billion dollars in authorizing rebate payments.

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Apple sued the company an early previous year, impugn one chipmaker’s licensing works and asking for those rebate payments back. The company then sued Apple for the patent breach in various countries. As part of the debate, the company is also seeking to embargo the import of few iPhones it trusts are violating its patents. In the lawsuit in Southern California recorded by Apple, the company (Qualcomm) has claimed that at a conference in Idaho in 2015, a top Apple executive induced Samsung to “get aggressive” in asking South Korean antitrust controls to explore action against the chipmaker company.

Media Mogul Conference:

In Sun Valley, Idaho each year held a media mogul conference Cook and Cue are regular attendees of a media mogul conference. The Apple person in question, Qualcomm alleged, revealed that a regulative ruling on Samsung’s home turf would be company’s “best chance” to force Qualcomm to change its licensing works. The company did not name the Apple person cited in its filings. However, the communication between Apple and Samsung is significant because Qualcomm alleges it grow to Apple “wrongfully inducing” a control action against the company.

The company said such a move violated a partnership deal it had with Apple and that it ended sending rebate payments to Apple because of that and other violations of the deal. Apple has argued in court filings that it cooperated with requests from controls and that the company wrongfully revenged against it for doing so.