Mixed rulings in high-stakes legal fights from Apple-Qualcomm

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple is far from over. But some of the first key rulings are coming in. So far, it's a mixed bag.

Driving the news: Last week, a judge issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple $1 billion in royalty payment rebates. However, that ruling is part of a broader case that has yet to go to trial. Furthermore, Apple's contract manufacturers have already been withholding money that covers the amount in dispute.

Jury sides with Qualcomm in patent case against Apple

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.

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