Qualcomm seeking leverage over Apple, hoping to win German patent injunction by August or September

At the end of the previous post (relating to the vacatur of a discovery sanctions order agaqinst Apple) I mentioned today's Qualcomm v. Apple patent infringement hearing by the Munich I Regional Court, relating to European Patent EP2724461 on a low-voltage power-efficient envelope tracker. I attended the hearing (the last one–or one of the last few–prior to leaving Germany).A procedural takeaway is that Qualcomm is now presumably going to file a discovery request in a United States District Court against Qorvo, a chipset maker under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, hoping to obtain information that will help substantiate its infringement allegations in the case heard today.The underlying reason is that Qualcomm's infringement allegations relate to a Qorvo RF (radio frequency) chip found in the iPhones 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. It appears that Apple's phones–or, more precisely, the Intel chipset in the accused devices, which controls the…

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