Qualcomm accuses Apple of IP theft

The legal tussle between Qualcomm and Apple has hit another level with the chipmaker accusing the smartphone giant of passing trade secrets to Intel. An earlier court battle, Qualcomm said that Apple breached an agreement for it to audit Apple’s use of Qualcomm’s source code.

In the latest development, Apple was alleged to have passed Qualcomm code to Intel to improve the performance of Intel’s lower quality chips.

Sloppy, inappropriate and deceitful conduct were among the accusations levelled against the iPhone maker.

Qualcomm claimed that it is clear that Apple’s conduct went far beyond simply breaching the contract originally sued on.

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