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Visitors to the CES electronics trade fair walk past a Qualcomm logo. Photo: Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images

A San Diego jury has sided with Qualcomm in a patent infringement case over Apple's use of technology in some of its iPhones, awarding the company the full $31 million it requested, according to CNET.

Why it matters: While a win for Qualcomm, this is just one of many legal battles between the 2 companies which include patent, contract and antitrust disputes.

From Qualcomm:

"Today’s unanimous jury verdict is the latest victory in our worldwide patent litigation directed at holding Apple accountable for using our valuable technologies without paying for them. ... The technologies invented by Qualcomm and others are what made it possible for Apple to enter the market and become so successful so quickly. The three patents found to be infringed in this case represent just a small fraction of Qualcomm’s valuable portfolio of tens of thousands of patents. We are gratified that courts all over the world are rejecting Apple’s strategy of refusing to pay for the use of our IP."
— Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel for Qualcomm.

From Apple (in a statement to Bloomberg):

"Qualcomm's ongoing campaign of patent infringement claims is nothing more than an attempt to distract from the larger issues they face with investigations into their business practices in US federal court, and around the world."

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Why it matters: Corporate America hasn't grappled with a new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was authorized almost 40 years ago. How they responded took years to evolve.

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