Apple ordered to pull some iPhones from German stores after court case loss
The court in the German city of Munich had ruled in favor of Qualcomm last month but said an injunction banning sales of affected iPhones could only be imposed immediately if the company put down a security deposit.
On Thursday “(Qualcomm) has posted security bonds totaling 1.34 billion euros ($1.53 billion). The bonds are required for Qualcomm to be able to enforce the remedies ordered by the Court on December 20, 2018,”
The German case is Qualcomm’s third attempt at blocking the sale of iPhones. The California-based chip maker has made patent infringement claims against Apple in the US and China already.
The court ruling in Munich in December included the sale of iPhones by third-party sellers, such as mobile phone operator shops and other retailers, as well as those sold in Apple’s 15 branded outlets.
Apple said in a statement after the verdict last month that it would pull iPhone 7 and 8 models from its own 15 retail stores in Germany during an appeal process once the order came into force.