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What’s Qualcomm’s Strategy to Resolve Its Dispute with Apple?

Paige Tanner
What’s Qualcomm’s Strategy to Resolve Its Dispute with Apple?

5G (fifth-generation) technology is Qualcomm’s (QCOM) silver lining in the troubled smartphone market, where its business model is facing several legal and regulatory issues. Qualcomm has been in a licensing dispute with its core customer, Apple (AAPL), since January 2017, and this has escalated to ~100 litigations across the world. As the lawsuits are ongoing, Apple has withheld royalty payments until a settlement is reached.