Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm's general counsel, said: "We deeply value our relationships with customers, rarely resorting to the courts for assistance, but we also have an abiding belief in the need to protect intellectual property rights".
Meanwhile, Apple responded by saying, "Qualcomm's effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world".
A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between USA chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday.
Apple shares fell 2 per cent in premarket trading.
San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday said it had won a preliminary injunction against Apple in Chinese courts, which found that Apple infringed on two Qualcomm-held patents.
The patents in question revolve around consumers having the ability to "adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs", as well as consumers' ability to "manage applications using a touch screen when viewing, navigating, and dismissing applications on their phones".
In a ruling issued last week, the Chinese court sided with Qualcomm, but the immediate impact of the order was not clear.
The ongoing patent fight between Qualcomm and Apple has landed in the chip maker's favor.
Apple and one other unnamed company are the only major phone makers that do not pay Qualcomm licensing fees. Qualcomm shares were up 3.2 percent to US$57.80. After all, 2018's iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are not included in the injunction, meaning its latest range is unaffected. "All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China".
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