Don Rosenberg, General Counsel for Qualcomm Inc., has stated that the victory is the first step toward ultimately holding Apple accountable for "using our valuable technologies without paying for them".
Since then, numerous cases between the pair have appeared on court's rosters throughout the world.
The devices that have this technology are iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X. Till date, Qualcomm won a preliminary infringement with trade regulators by the US and partial bans on sales of Apple in Germany and China.
A USA federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple almost US$1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute.
A lawsuit is scheduled for trial in April between Qualcomm and Apple. Apple, in its statement, chose to highlight Qualcomm's business practices instead of addressing the patent violations.
In 2017, Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing three of its U.S. patents that relating to various technologies that improve aspects of smartphones.
Apple has been found guilty for infringing on three Qualcomm's patents and needs to pay up. The two companies have been entangled in legal battles for years.
In other cases against Apple, Qualcomm has won sales bans on iPhones in Germany and China, though the Chinese ban has not been enforced and Apple has taken moves it believes allow it to resume sales in Germany.
Qualcomm Inc. won the first US jury trial in its global dispute with Apple with several court cases set to be heard in coming months which if they go against Apple will result in iPhone sales being halted in some markets.
During an earlier trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple executives outlined their company's extensive negotiations to reduce those license fees to $7.50 per phone for Qualcomm's patents. In that case, the FTC alleges that Qualcomm had been abusing its market power in mobile chips for years.
Gaston Kroub, a patent lawyer in NY not involved in the case, said the verdict was clearly a win for Qualcomm.
The three infringed patents support different popular smartphone features.
While the damages awarded Friday aren't significant to either company, from Qualcomm's perspective, valuing just three of its more than 10,000 patents at $1.41 per phone shows the overall worth of its inventions. However, Siva - who now works for Google - did not appear in the San Diego trial, so the jury rejected Apple's argument.