] Although Apple is a US company, iPhones are gathered abroad and shipped to the United States and other countries.
The hearing will not come into effect until both the full ITC panel and President Donald Trump review McNamara's decision.
In a separate case decided Tuesday, the ITC decided in favor of Apple in a case dating back to 2017.
"We are pleased ITC has found Qualcomm's latest patent claim invalid," an Apple spokesman said in a statement. There is another important step to ensuring that US companies can compete right on the market. "
Qualcomm was immediately available to comment on the ITC decisions.
In this long run, both companies have at times come out on top.
But in 2017, Apple became Defeated Qualcomm for $ 1 billion after the chipmaker stopped paying for the exclusive right to deposit his chips in the iPhone.
Qualcomm retained its payments after the EU began investigating them, the EU expects to pay disbursements illegally and in January 201 8 commissioned Qualcomm to pay a $ 1.2 billion overpayment problem.
Apple's stock fell 1% Tuesday. Qualcomm's share rose more than 2%.
– CNN Business & # 39; Julia Horowitz contributed to this report.