royalties

Qualcomm Cuts Q3 Forecast as Apple Stops Paying Royalties

Qualcomm has sharply cut its Q3 profit forecast, saying it no longer expects any patent-licensing revenue from the iPhone in the current quarter as a result of its increasingly bitter legal battle with Apple. Notably, Apple doesn't pay Qualcomm royalty payments directly; rather, it pays contract manufacturers who then pay Qualcomm. According to a report...

Apple Proposes Simplified Payouts for Music Streaming Royalties

Apple has built a new proposal to set fixed songwriting royalty rates for music streaming services. The government filing was created in collaboration with the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) and would set songwriting royalty rates at 9.1 cents per 100 streams. Although the change would simplify a complex royalty system, it would also increase the...

Apple to Revive Lawsuit Against Google Over High Royalties

Apple has asked a US court of appeals to revive its lawsuit against Google’s Motorola Unit claiming that the company asked too much in royalty fees for standard-essential patent licenses, Bloomberg reports. “You’re talking about billions of dollars hanging over the head of Apple,” Apple lawyer Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick Herrington, told a three-judge panel...