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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Apple Inc (NASDAQ:)’s bid to revive an effort to cancel two Qualcomm (NASDAQ:) Inc smartphone patents despite the global settlement of the underlying dispute between the two tech giants.
The justices turned away Apple’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the Cupertino, California-based company lacked standing to pursue the matter because of the settlement. Apple had argued that it should be allowed to appeal because San Diego-based Qualcomm could sue again after the settlement ends.