German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent

 German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent

MUNICH (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Thursday that iPhone maker Apple Inc infringed a hardware patent of Qualcomm Inc and said the U.S. company could no longer sell some iPhone models in Germany which contain a particular component.

The ruling is not final as Apple can appeal to a higher court, judge Matthias Zigann told the court.

The German case is Qualcomm's third major effort to secure a ban on Apple's lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar court efforts in the United States and in China, one of which resulted in Chinese court ordering a ban on sales of some iPhones there earlier this month.

(Reporting by Joern Poltz, writing by Emma Thomasson, editing by Tassilo Hummel)

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2018 01:05:59 IST