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Judge rules that Apple’s lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed

Over the past few months, Apple has been embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with Qualcomm over iPhone royalty payments. According to Apple's initial $1 billion suit, which was filed this past January, Qualcomm has been overcharging Apple for iPhone components for years. Apple, in turn, has decided to withhold royalty payments from Qualcomm until the matter is resolved. As Apple laid out in its initial complaint, the royalty rate Qualcomm demands from Apple is based on the overall cost of the iPhone as opposed to the inherent value of the components provided.
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