Judge officially sets Apple v Qualcomm trial date as Apple lawyer refutes possibility of settlement
Earlier this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf made headlines when he said his firm was “on the doorstep of a decision” with Apple, implying a settlement was attainable. Now, an Apple lawyer is refuting that notion, saying the 2 firms “are going to wish a trial.”

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As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, Apple lawyer William Isaacson advised U.S. District Decide Gonzalo Curiel this week {that a} trial can be vital. This echoes a Reuters report from final month which claimed Apple had “no plans” to reach a settlement with Qualcomm.

“The events are going to wish a trial,” mentioned Isaacson. “There have been unlucky articles currently that the events are near a settlement, and that’s not true. There haven’t been talks in months.”

Additional, Decide Curiel has formally set a trial date for the case between Apple and Qualcomm. The trial will start on April 15th in San Diego federal courtroom. Qualcomm had initially pushed for a February trial, however Cruiel mentioned an April date is required to “accommodate the courtroom’s schedule.”

It’s attainable that Mollenkopf’s interview with CNBC earlier this week was simply misconstrued, however now it’s seemingly clear {that a} settlement between Qualcomm and Apple is out of the query.

All through this authorized battle, Mollenkopf has remained optimistic in regards to the potential for a enterprise relationship between Qualcomm and Apple – seemingly as a result of disastrous effect losing Apple as a buyer is having on Qualcomm’s financials. In the same CNBC interview this week, Mollenkopf mentioned Qualcomm “would like to work with Apple” on 5G applied sciences, although different experiences have indicated Apple is instead working with Intel.

The case facilities round Apple’s accusation that Qualcomm is illegally taking a minimize of every iPhone offered with Qualcomm’s modem know-how inside. Additional, Qualcomm alleges that Apple stole trade secrets and gave them to Intel. We must be in for fairly the trial come April.

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