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As the legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm continues, Qualcomm this week has requested an injunction to force Apple’s iPhone manufacturers to keep paying royalties during the legal battle (via Axios). Last week, Qualcomm sued four of Apple’s suppliers — Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron, and Compal — for “breaching their license agreements” by failing to pay royalties on the use of Qualcomm’s technology in the assembly of Apple’s devices.

Now, Qualcomm is trying to force the suppliers to continue to make royalty payments amid the legal scuffle with Apple. According to Qualcomm’s general counsel, Don Rosenberg, the company believes that “it is only fair and equitable” that the suppliers pay for Qualcomm’s licensed technology.

“We are confident that our contracts will be found valid and enforceable but in the interim it is only fair and equitable that our licensees pay for the property they are using,” Qualcomm general counsel Don Rosenberg said in a statement to Axios.

In April, Apple decided to stop making royalty payments to its manufacturers in relation to Qualcomm technology, and said it would continue doing so until the conflict was resolved. Now, in an amended section of its earlier lawsuit, Qualcomm claims Apple has promised to compensate its suppliers for any monetary loss potentially faced during the lawsuit.

According to Qualcomm, this is a tactic enacted by Apple “to make litigation unbearable” and to force a settlement, because Qualcomm claims that Apple knows it would not win if the case eventually made it to court.

By withholding billions of dollars in royalties so long as Qualcomm defends itself against Apple’s claims, Apple is hoping to make litigation unbearable for Qualcomm and, thereby, to extract through a forced settlement what it knows it cannot obtain through judicial process—a below-market direct license. Apple’s tactics are egregious.

The lawsuit began with an FTC complaint regarding Qualcomm’s anticompetitive patent licensing practices, for which Apple sued Qualcomm, accusing the company of charging unfair royalties for “technologies they have nothing to do with.” The argument died down for a few months until Apple ceased royalty payments to its suppliers in April, which particularly hurt Qualcomm because the company’s licensing deals are directly with iPhone suppliers and not Apple itself.

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Can someone give Donald Trump a hand?

Not applause. Can someone give him any tiny hand to hold?

Given all the attention paid to video clips of Melania Trump swatting away her husband’s attempts at hand-holding, it seems that President Trump is losing the popular vote at home, too. 

Enter: the Pope.

The recent viral photo of a very unimpressed-looking Pope Francis standing alongside Trump seemed like just another PR headache for POTUS. Now, Jimmy Kimmel has revealed it’s even worse than you thought.

Kimmel spent a long segment on Wednesday making fun of Trump’s visit with the Pope. At one point he rolled a clip, saying, “Professional issues aside, on a personal level meeting the Pope was a big deal for Donald Trump, and we’ve seen how things have been going between him and Melania lately, so when Trump reached out, I know he had to be disappointed …”

”The Pope wouldn’t hold his hand, either,” said Kimmel. “Poor guy. He just wants to be loved. He just wants to be touched. That’s all.”

It’s clearly doctored footage, but wow. You gotta hand it to Kimmel. 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II is showing her support for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack the best way she can–in person.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s decision to work with American great Andre Agassi at the French Open could be an inspired move as he seeks to recover his lost spark, according to John McEnroe.

Many predicted that the world would soon lose interest in bitcoin. Yet, eight years after its inception, its surprisingly robust Blockchain tech and prominence on the darkweb has led to the cryptocurrency trading at an all time high. This success has…

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Second Wives Club, Katie CazorlaHold up, Katie Cazorla isn’t ready to walk down the aisle just yet!
In a sneak peek from tonight’s episode of Second Wives Club, the entrepreneur goes out for a much-needed date…

(Reuters) – It was a fiercely competitive Ryder Cup-style battle on the fairways between two teams from America and Europe, but without any golf clubs being swung.

The Australian blames film commitments for his inability to stay involved in the Netflix show.

The US ex-president expresses heartbreak over the Manchester suicide bombing, in a Berlin speech.

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The BBC has confirmed it will close its digital download store less than 18 months after it launched following poor sales and tough competition from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video. The corporation has begun emailing customers about…

Orlando Bloom, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonIt’s been 14 years since Orlando Bloom first played William Turner in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, and a lot has happened since then–both onscreen and off….

 This static test fire of one of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy booster may not actually be sending any rockets to space, but it does put off a lot of exhaust. The bulk of that is actually steam, as SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk pointed out on Twitter following the release of the test fire footage – and there will be three times as much of it when the Falcon Heavy actually launches,… Read More

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When it comes to the future of James Bond movies, these actresses would like the famous spy character shaken and stirred.

Asked by James Corden about rumors that they might play Bond girls, Priyanka Chopra of “Baywatch” and Kaya Scodelario of the newest “Pirates of the Caribbean” installment had some awesome answers on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show.”

“I’d much rather be the one that finally gets to kill Bond and doesn’t have to sleep with him,” Scodelario said.

Chopra went with one better: “I’d always said I’d prefer to play Bond,” the “Quantico” star said. (”And not ‘Jane,’” she told Refinery 29 last year.)

“I hope in my lifetime I get to see such iconic parts be played by women … even if it’s not me,” she added.

The conversation turned to the recent passing of former “Bond” star Roger Moore, who incidentally wasn’t keen on a woman playing 007.

But times change. 

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