The patent licensing battle between Apple and Qualcomm keeps getting more heated. Wednesday, Qualcomm filed another lawsuit against Apple, this time alleging Apple shared confidential Qualcomm software information with its chip rival, Intel. The breach of contract lawsuit said Qualcomm gave Apple "unprecedented access to Qualcomm's very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code." In return, Apple agreed to take steps to keep the software confidential and secure. But Qualcomm said instead it found that Apple shared information with Intel.
In one instance, Apple requested confidential software information from Qualcomm and cc'd an Intel engineer on the message, Qualcomm said.
Qualcomm wants a court to declare Apple breached the agreement and award damages, among other demands. "As the direct and proximate result of Apple's conduct, Qualcomm has suffered significant damages in an amount to be proven at trial," the filing said.
Apple also hasn't complied with Qualcomm's rights to audit Apple's compliance with the provisions of their software agreement, Qualcomm said in its lawsuit. It wants to do so to make sure Apple hasn't shared more information with Intel.
Previously: U.S. Federal Trade Commission Sues Qualcomm for Anti-Competitive Practices [soylentnews.org]
Qualcomm's Good Quarter [soylentnews.org]
Intel Hints at Patent Fight With Microsoft and Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation [soylentnews.org]
Apple vs. Qualcomm Escalates, Manufacturers Join in, Lawsuits Filed in California and Germany [soylentnews.org]
Apple Could Switch From Qualcomm to Intel and MediaTek for Modems [soylentnews.org]