A federal judge has set a trial date for Qualcomm’s lawsuit against Apple: April 15th, 2019. The San Diego Union-Tribune says that both sides have been unable to reach a settlement in the case in which Qualcomm accused Apple of sharing proprietary code with rival chipmaker Intel.
According to the Union-Tribune, Apple’s lawyers have dismissed the possibility of a settlement between the two companies that would avert a trial. Qualcomm had hoped to go to court in February, but US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel set the April date, noting the complexity of the situation, and to “accommodate the court’s schedule.”
The lawsuit is the latest dustup between Qualcomm and Apple, which began in January 2017 when Apple sued the chipmaker over withheld funds. This latest lawsuit came in September, in which Qualcomm accused Apple of stealing technology and providing it to Intel.