Jun 20, 2017

Apple fires latest salvo in big patent fight with Qualcomm

Apple is updating its lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday with even more vitriol, and several new legal claims too. The amended complaint, being filed today, adds dozens of new pages, but here are three of the biggest changes.

  1. Apple updated the suit to reflect the Supreme Court ruling in a case involving Lexmark. Apple alleges Qualcomm is seeking to be compensated twice for the same patents in selling chips and simultaneously seeking royalties for patents embodied in those chips, which Apple maintains runs contrary to the court's holdings in Lexmark.
  2. It asked the court to throw out Qualcomm's counterclaims that Apple has interfered with the company's contracts and harmed its ability to profit from its chip innovation.
  3. Apple detailed more of the Qualcomm patents it believes are at issue in the dispute and asked the court to declare them either invalid, not infringed by Apple, covered by the purchase of chips or all of the above.

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Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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