Qualcomm on Saturday announced that it has expanded its assertion campaign against Meizu, the largest Chinese smartphone maker yet to conclude a licence agreement with the US chipmaker since its 2015 settlement with Chinese regulators. The move should definitively put to rest rumours that had swirled in Chinese-language media suggesting that the two sides had reached a settlement that would soon be made public. In a public response, Meizu took the opportunity to portray itself as defending the entire Chinese mobile industry against a looming “crisis” for its business model, an indication that the court of public opinion in China will also be an important venue in this dispute.

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