Apple joined by Foxconn and others in its fight with Qualcomm

A group of Taiwanese manufacturers are joining Apple’s legal battle against Qualcomm in a countersuit, claiming the chipmaker charges excessive fees for patent licenses and violates anti-trust laws, reports the Wall Street Journal. Apple is covering the legal expenses associated with the companies’ defense and said it would file a separate motion to consolidate the manufacturer’s countersuit with its own.

Contract manufacturers Foxconn Technology, Compal Electronics, Pegatron Corp, and Wistron Corp had planned to file a lawsuit against Qualcomm in the federal district court in San Diego on Tuesday night. Notably, the companies assemble iPhones and iPads for Apple. Qualcomm is the market leader in smartphone modems and a primary supplier t…

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