Apple counters Qualcomm battery patent infringement claims with its own
The company is claiming that the Snapdragon 820 and 800 systems-on-a-chip units violate at least eight patents it owns on minimum power draw, sleep and wake efficiencies and on/off-state efficiencies. Those chipsets were on top-tier Android handsets throughout 2013, 2014 and 2016.
This is on the back of Qualcomm’s own patent suit against Apple on its own battery patents — Apple claims that those patents are invalid. That fight is tied to Qualcomm’s complaint to the International Trade Commission with demands for an import ban on iPhones.