In a lawsuit filed two years ago, Apple appealed to Qualcomm, claiming that the chip provider had broken the collaboration agreement by not paying nearly $ 1 billion in patent bonus.
Qualcomm, for its part, claimed that it no longer paid the rebate because Apple had broken the agreement by urging other smartphone makers to complain to regulators and making "false and misleading" statements to Korean Fair Trade Commission, which was investigated by Qualcomm over antitrust claims. Apple responded that there was legal response to regulators in an ongoing investigation.
Judge Curiel sat with Apple, claiming that Qualcomm blamed the unpaid rebate payments.
"Qualcomm's illegal business practices damage Apple and the entire industry," Apple said in a statement.
Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and Advocate General of Qualcomm, told Reuters in a statement: "Although the Court today did not see Apple's behavior as a violation of Apple's pledges to Qualcomm in the 201