US chip shop Qualcomm said Friday that it has plucked a new senior legal advisor from Apple.

Donald Rosenberg has been named executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, replacing Lou Lupin who resigned in August, less than a week after the Bush administration let stand the US International Trade Commission (ITC) order barring the importation of Qualcomm chips and phones containing chips found to infringe a Broadcom patent.

Rosenberg will be responsible for all legal matters and the company’s legal strategy worldwide.

Previously, Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Apple.

“After an extensive nationwide search, we are very pleased to welcome Don to Qualcomm’s executive team,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm. “Don is a talented lawyer who will immediately provide valuable insights to our executive and legal teams as he manages and directs the company’s complex worldwide litigation. His highly regarded experience with litigation, intellectual property, securities and antitrust matters, coupled with a familiarity with technology, will be a great asset to the company.”