SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP alerts investors in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) that Apple and the FTC have instituted lawsuits against QCOM. Hagens Berman is now investigating whether QCOM and its management may have violated Federal securities laws.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired securities of QCOM before January 20, 2017 and suffered over $100,000 in losses contact Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. For more information visit:
or contact Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm's investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or emailing QCOM@hbsslaw.com.
On January 20, 2017, CNBC reported that Apple sued Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, alleging Qualcomm charged Apple royalties for technologies Qualcomm had "nothing to do with."
CNBC also reported that Qualcomm has taken "radical steps" that include "withholding nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple as retaliation for responding truthfully to law enforcement agencies investigating them." Apple reportedly added, "Despite being just one of over a dozen companies who contributed to basic cellular standards, Qualcomm insists on charging Apple at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined."
This news drove the price of QCOM shares down nearly 2.5% to close at $62.88 per share.
"We are investigating allegations made by both Apple and the FTC in their complaints filed against Qualcomm," said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein.
Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding QCOM should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email QCOM@hbsslaw.com.
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Reed Kathrein, 510-725-3000
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