“We appreciate Judge McNamara’s recognition of Apple’s infringement of our hardware patent and that she will be recommending an import ban and cease and desist order,” Qualcomm vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in a statement.
McNamara will officially rule on the case within the next two weeks. Then, it will go to the full ITC panel for review in July. Following that, there is a 60-day presidential review period. Any import ban would probably take place in the fall.
The ITC ruled Tuesday on another Qualcomm patent, this time siding with Apple and invalidating Qualcomm’s patent.
Apple sued Qualcomm in January 2017 in federal court. Qualcomm, in turn, countersued in Germany, China and the U.S. and has racked up some legal victories against the iPhone maker.
Apple’s initial lawsuit is scheduled for trial next month in federal court in San Diego.