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To: slacker711 who wrote (138422)10/6/2017 11:37:05 AM
From: Jeff Vayda
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Hmmmm....high stakes poker.....I'll raise you an 'Aberle'.... I call with a 'Sewell'. Two team members forced to fall on their swords? One can only hope. Perhaps they both leave on black helicopters? :-)

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To: Jeff Vayda who wrote (138423)10/6/2017 11:43:13 AM
From: hedgefund
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you may be on to something...Hf

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To: Jeff Vayda who wrote (138423)10/6/2017 11:43:55 AM
From: JeffreyHF
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By essentially confirming the Tim Cook/Jay Y Lee conspiracy, and then disclosing Apple's goal is to lower the royalty to $4/phone, which is obviously more expensive than 5% of a $18 modem, Sewell stepped into it.

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From: Jim Mullens10/6/2017 12:10:37 PM
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Slacker, re: - Sewell is out .....................................................

very interesting turn of events-

First Derek Aberle's departure is announced and now Sewell ( “There’s no way that this case settles, absent a complete reinvention of the licensing model that Qualcomm has adapted in the industry,” Sewell says.)..... “retires”.

Exactly---“.... but the entire interview seemed way more open than you usually see from Apple...”



Sewell’s Bloomberg interview was back in August and it just “saw the light of day” this week... and **bingo** Sewell remarkably departs. A coincidence.... I think not.

Yes, some very telling and embarrassing quotes (snips below) in that Bloomberg piece, exposing many of AAPL’s “lies” and thus damaging their misdirected case against QCOM.

Could Sewell have been the prime instigator against QCOM (and many other AAPL actions against other companies)?

Could Tim Cook have been fed a bunch of BS (lies) by Sewell ---- false details of QCOM’s business model.

Could a favorable QCOM settlement now be in the works (it would be interesting if Tim Cook recently placed a call to Steve and Tim and their attorneys are currently meeting)?



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AAPL/ Sewell Snips>>>> from- 17 10 04 Sewell- Bloomberg- AAPL and QCOM Billion-Dollar War Over an $18 Part

+ . Somewhere on the board is the baseband processor, aka the modem, which turns radio waves sent from cell towers into voice and data.

“Here it is,” Apple’s Sewell says, sliding a fingernail-size square covered with electrodes across a conference room table: a Qualcomm modem. “That thing sells for about $18.”

He means the chip itself, before any royalties. Qualcomm’s business model, which is either ingenious or diabolical depending on whom you talk to, is to allow any chip company to use its technology royalty-free. Phone manufacturers can choose to buy chips from Qualcomm or one of the other five companies that make modems using Qualcomm’s technology. Either way, they still have to pay Qualcomm its 5 percent.

Because Qualcomm spends more on R&D than any of its peers, its modems are the most advanced. For years, Apple considered Qualcomm’s to be the only modems good enough for the iPhone. That, Sewell says, is why Apple put up with Qualcomm’s licensing scheme for years. If Apple refused to pay the royalty, Qualcomm could cut off its modem supply, forcing Apple to rely on inferior chips. That calculation changed in 2015, when Apple began working with Intel Corp. to develop a modem that was used in some versions of the iPhone 7. “What prompted us to bring the case now as opposed to five years ago is simple,” Sewell says. “It’s the availability of a second source.”

+ Around the same time, Apple began demanding more drastic concessions from Qualcomm. Although the specifics of the negotiation are secret, Sewell, who spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek in August, two weeks before the big iPhone launch, was able to lay out the company’s thinking. As Apple sees it, a cell phone modem is one of many components—and of no special significance. Sewell points out that if your cellular network is down, it’s possible to get online using Wi-Fi, which uses a different chip. Moreover, phones aren’t just phones anymore; they’re also navigational tools, digital wallets, health monitors, cameras, and more. All of those functions work with or without cell service. “Cellular connectivity is important,” he says, “but it’s not as important as it used to be.” On another table behind Sewell, an Apple representative has laid out two versions of the iPhone 7: One model, which has 128 gigabytes of memory was sold by Apple for $750. The other, which has 256 GB, sold for $100 more. How is it fair, Apple asks, for Qualcomm to charge as much as $5 more for the technology in the more expensive phone, given that the two devices are otherwise identical?

Starting in 2015, Apple argued that it should pay patent royalties to Qualcomm based on the price of the modem rather than the price of the phone, which would imply a much lower figure. Sewell says Apple believes it shouldn’t have to pay more than $4 or so per device, 60 percent less than what it was paying Qualcomm after rebates, according to analyst estimates. Qualcomm, not surprisingly, refused.

+ Qualcomm’s allegation—that Apple got Samsung to use its influence with the Korean government to push regulators to go after Qualcomm as part of a global conspiracy to pressure it to reduce prices—is explosive, particularly given that Lee was later convicted of bribing the country’s former president, Park Geun-hye, in an anticorruption crackdown in Korea. The crackdown also led to the resignation of the vice chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which brought the case against Qualcomm. Apple says nothing improper happened. “I don’t know what conversation they are talking about,” says Bruce Sewell, the company’s general counsel, in an interview at headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. “For Apple to have said to Samsung, ‘You guys are in Korea and you should be watching this case carefully,’ doesn’t seem to me to be anything beyond simply the kind of conversation two CEOs might have.” Samsung declined to comment on the allegation. A KFTC official, Yoo Young-wook, says the agency began the investigation on its own and that Samsung was “only one of the companies we enlisted for reference.”

+ Apple’s lawyers say that’s self-serving nonsense, and they’re preparing for a trial. “There’s no way that this case settles, absent a complete reinvention of the licensing model that Qualcomm has adapted in the industry,” Sewell says.

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To: Jim Mullens who wrote (138426)10/6/2017 12:56:29 PM
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Apple hires Katherine Adams as general counsel to replace retiring Bruce Sewell







Seung LeeOctober 6, 2017 at 9:46 AM
With Bruce Sewell set to retire by the end of the year, Apple has hired Katherine Adams as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security.

Adams was general counsel at Honeywell, the New Jersey-based conglomerate whose companies span aerospace, construction and materials technologies, from 2008 to 2017.

“Apple has had a tremendous impact on the world and it’s an honor to join their team,” said Adams in a company post. “I’m excited to help Apple continue to grow and evolve around the world, protecting their ideas and IP, and defending our shared values.”


Formerly of Honeywell, Katherine Adams will take over as Apple’s new general counsel. (Courtesy Apple)


Before joining Honeywell, Adams was a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in New York City. She also worked as a law clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and attorney for the United States Department of Justice. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who then was chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Adams will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our team,” said Cook. “She’s a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment and that has worked on a wide variety of legal cases globally. Throughout her career she’s also been an advocate on many of the values we at Apple hold dear.”

Adams will replace Sewell, who has been with the Cupertino tech giant since 2009. Sewell joined Apple from Intel.

“To have worked with this amazing executive team and all the incredibly smart people at Apple, especially my colleagues in legal and global security, has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Sewell. “The years I have spent in this job have been the most gratifying of my career. I’m delighted Kate is joining and I know she will be a huge asset.”

Sewell has been at the forefront of many of Apple’s biggest legal cases. After the San Bernardino mass shooting, Sewell testified on behalf of Apple to Congress last year about encryption because Apple would not unlock the iPhone of the shooter for the FBI.

Through Sewell, Apple has been fighting legal battles with Samsung and Qualcomm. For the former, the five-year-long lawsuit was over design patent infringements over smartphones and tablets. For the latter, Apple sued Qualcomm after accusing it of running an extortion scheme over its smartphone royalties in January and cut off payments three months later. In July, Qualcomm sued back, claiming copyright infringement.

Apple v. Qualcomm is expected to go to trial in San Diego next year, meaning it will be Adams, not Sewell, who will be leading the charge.

Photo: Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, right, laughs with CEO Tim Cook. Sewell, who joined Apple in 2009, is retiring at the end of the year. (Courtesy Apple)

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Apple hires Katherine Adams as general counsel to replace retiring Bruce Sewell
Seung LeeOctober 6, 2017 at 9:46 AM
With Bruce Sewell set to retire by the end of the year, Apple has hired Katherine Adams as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security.

Adams was general counsel at Honeywell, the New Jersey-based conglomerate whose companies span aerospace, construction and materials technologies, from 2008 to 2017.

“Apple has had a tremendous impact on the world and it’s an honor to join their team,” said Adams in a company post. “I’m excited to help Apple continue to grow and evolve around the world, protecting their ideas and IP, and defending our shared values.”


Formerly of Honeywell, Katherine Adams will take over as Apple’s new general counsel. (Courtesy Apple)


Before joining Honeywell, Adams was a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in New York City. She also worked as a law clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and attorney for the United States Department of Justice. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who then was chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Adams will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our team,” said Cook. “She’s a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment and that has worked on a wide variety of legal cases globally. Throughout her career she’s also been an advocate on many of the values we at Apple hold dear.”

Adams will replace Sewell, who has been with the Cupertino tech giant since 2009. Sewell joined Apple from Intel.

“To have worked with this amazing executive team and all the incredibly smart people at Apple, especially my colleagues in legal and global security, has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Sewell. “The years I have spent in this job have been the most gratifying of my career. I’m delighted Kate is joining and I know she will be a huge asset.”

Sewell has been at the forefront of many of Apple’s biggest legal cases. After the San Bernardino mass shooting, Sewell testified on behalf of Apple to Congress last year about encryption because Apple would not unlock the iPhone of the shooter for the FBI.

Through Sewell, Apple has been fighting legal battles with Samsung and Qualcomm. For the former, the five-year-long lawsuit was over design patent infringements over smartphones and tablets. For the latter, Apple sued Qualcomm after accusing it of running an extortion scheme over its smartphone royalties in January and cut off payments three months later. In July, Qualcomm sued back, claiming copyright infringement.

Apple v. Qualcomm is expected to go to trial in San Diego next year, meaning it will be Adams, not Sewell, who will be leading the charge.

Photo: Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, right, laughs with CEO Tim Cook. Sewell, who joined Apple in 2009, is retiring at the end of the year. (Courtesy Apple)

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Apple hires Katherine Adams as general counsel to replace retiring Bruce Sewell
Seung LeeOctober 6, 2017 at 9:46 AM
With Bruce Sewell set to retire by the end of the year, Apple has hired Katherine Adams as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security.

Adams was general counsel at Honeywell, the New Jersey-based conglomerate whose companies span aerospace, construction and materials technologies, from 2008 to 2017.

“Apple has had a tremendous impact on the world and it’s an honor to join their team,” said Adams in a company post. “I’m excited to help Apple continue to grow and evolve around the world, protecting their ideas and IP, and defending our shared values.”


Formerly of Honeywell, Katherine Adams will take over as Apple’s new general counsel. (Courtesy Apple)


Before joining Honeywell, Adams was a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in New York City. She also worked as a law clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and attorney for the United States Department of Justice. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who then was chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Adams will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our team,” said Cook. “She’s a seasoned leader with outstanding judgment and that has worked on a wide variety of legal cases globally. Throughout her career she’s also been an advocate on many of the values we at Apple hold dear.”

Adams will replace Sewell, who has been with the Cupertino tech giant since 2009. Sewell joined Apple from Intel.

“To have worked with this amazing executive team and all the incredibly smart people at Apple, especially my colleagues in legal and global security, has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Sewell. “The years I have spent in this job have been the most gratifying of my career. I’m delighted Kate is joining and I know she will be a huge asset.”

Sewell has been at the forefront of many of Apple’s biggest legal cases. After the San Bernardino mass shooting, Sewell testified on behalf of Apple to Congress last year about encryption because Apple would not unlock the iPhone of the shooter for the FBI.

Through Sewell, Apple has been fighting legal battles with Samsung and Qualcomm. For the former, the five-year-long lawsuit was over design patent infringements over smartphones and tablets. For the latter, Apple sued Qualcomm after accusing it of running an extortion scheme over its smartphone royalties in January and cut off payments three months later. In July, Qualcomm sued back, claiming copyright infringement.

Apple v. Qualcomm is expected to go to trial in San Diego next year, meaning it will be Adams, not Sewell, who will be leading the charge.

Photo: Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell, right, laughs with CEO Tim Cook. Sewell, who joined Apple in 2009, is retiring at the end of the year. (Courtesy Apple)

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To: GR8FORM who wrote (138427)10/6/2017 1:00:45 PM
From: JeffreyHF
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What copyright infringement?
Extortion?
Who writes this junk?

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From: Bill Wolf10/6/2017 1:54:59 PM
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Apple’s chief lawyer retires as it battles Qualcomm and Samsung

Bruce Sewell also led fight against FBI demand for help breaking iPhone encryption
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Mr Sewell’s departure comes as Apple is taking on Qualcomm on several fronts, accusing the chipmaker of overcharging for its wireless modem technology and patents, in a legal battle that has also embroiled several of the iPhone’s top suppliers in Asia.

Its patent battle against Samsung over iPhone designs is still rolling through the courts.

Apple is also fighting the European Commission over what Brussels claims is €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland. This week, the EU said it would take Ireland to court to force it to recover the sum from Apple.

“The move takes on greater significance given the number of battles Apple is facing in and out of the courtroom,” said Neil Cybart, an Apple analyst at Above Avalon.

“While there is never a perfect time for such a transition, it makes sense for Apple to pass on the baton to a new general counsel sooner rather than later given the company’s intensifying war with Qualcomm.”

Mr Cook said in a statement on Friday that he was thrilled to welcome Ms Adams, who will help steer the company’s legal strategy on issues ranging from customer privacy to intellectual property.

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To: Jim Mullens who wrote (138426)10/6/2017 1:55:07 PM
From: slacker711
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Sewell’s Bloomberg interview was back in August and it just “saw the light of day” this week... and **bingo** Sewell remarkably departs. A coincidence.... I think not.

I found the interview odd and out of character but the fact is that this case is isnt as big a deal to Apple as it is to Qualcomm. I have my doubts that missteps in an interview on this case would get him thrown out.

Who knows though? Both sides have now changed out their top lawyers so maybe a fresh set of eyes on both sides figures out a path out of this mess.

Slacker

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To: JeffreyHF who wrote (138428)10/6/2017 2:05:59 PM
From: Jon Koplik
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copyright infringement ? extortion ? -- I am reminded of a very silly "line" from the 1969 Woody Allen comedy about criminals ("Take the Money and Run") :

<<<<< Narrator: Frankie Wolf, wanted by authorities for dancing with a mailman. >>>>>


Internet Movie Data Base list of quotes for this movie :

imdb.com


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From: Bill Wolf10/6/2017 2:17:08 PM
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Qualcomm CEO: We Think We'll Be Successful in Our Fight With Apple

Steven Mollenkopf discusses the latest in Qualcomm's pricing dispute with Apple, when he thinks the deal for NXP will close and his high hopes for 5G, among other major topics.


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