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Apple, Qualcomm Trade Blows in Long-Running Patent Fight

Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. each notched victories from a U.S. trade body in their yearslong feud over patent licensing, hardening the divide between them ahead of a federal trial slated to begin next month.

Apple netted the more significant victory Tuesday, with a ruling by members of the U.S. International Trade Commission that the iPhone maker didn’t violate a patent held by its former chip supplier. That ruling effectively overturned an ITC administrative judge’s finding in September that Apple had violated a Qualcomm…