Apple (AAPL), Intel (INTC) Can Challenge Validity of Qualcomm (QCOM) Patents - Bloomberg

January 15, 2019 11:00 AM

(Updated - January 15, 2019 11:10 AM EST)

(Updated - January 15, 2019 11:02 AM EST)

USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed to consider the validity of two Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) patents, according to Bloomberg, citing notices posted on its electronic docket. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) claimed the patents didn't cover new inventions.

The board conducted a preliminary analysts to determine if Apple had a reasonable likelihood of winning its argument. The board will hear arguments from both sides and issue a final decision in about a year, the Bloomberg report said.

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