Qualcomm owes Apple nearly $1B rebate payment?

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) owes Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) nearly $1B in patent royalty rebate payments, though Qualcomm is unlikely to write a check to Apple because of other developments.

The trial in their long-running dispute begins next month, centering around a complex cooperation agreement of patent licensing practices, reimbursments and deals not to attack each other in court or with regulators.

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