On Thursday, the 3rd of January, 2019, Qualcomm Inc. said that they had posted security bonds worth of $1.52 billion for enforcing a court order, which would ban some of the iPhone models in Germany over patent concerns. As part of a legal requirement of the German court ruling, the Qualcomm had to post the bonds to ban iPhone sales on Germany.
On December 20th, 2018, the Qualcomm decaled legal steps against much-debated patent infringement of Apple iPhones. None the less, the Qualcomm never said that the Apple entirely infringed patent issue, instead, the chipmaker had claimed that the way Apple had been designing the iPhones to save battery health, had violated the patent of Qualcomm’s power saving technology. Later, a German court had ruled that the Apple Inc.
had to stop their sales, offerings for sale and importations of sales of the infringing iPhone models in Germany. Immediately after the ruling, Apple had said that they would appeal against the court order. However, according to the German court ruling, the order goes public from today, as soon as Qualcomm has posted the bond.
After posting the $1.52 billion bonds to ban iPhone sales in Germany, a Qualcomm spokesman had been quoted saying that the court had also ordered the iPhone maker to recall their infringing iPhone models from the third-party resellers in Germany.