Wireless Companies Come to Qualcomm's Defense
Jun 11, 2007, 8:41 AM by (staff)
A number of companies petitioned the International Trade Commission to suspend the ruling it issued against Qualcomm last week. Among them were phone maker LG, which stands to lose out the most, as well as wireless network operators AT&T and T-Mobile. All three asked the ITC to suspend or drop the ban it levied against certain Qualcomm chips and technologies from entering the U.S. The ban is set to go into place 60 days from the date of the ruling, beginning August 8th.
Microsoft Loses Patent Case to InterDigital
The International Trade Commission today ruled Microsoft improperly used two InterDigital wireless patents without permission. The ruling judge said "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft [phones] from import into the United States." Patent-related complaints are often taken to the ITC, which has the power to enact such bans.
ITC Says Nvidia Infringed Samsung Patents
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found Nvidia guilty of infringing three patents owned by Samsung.
ITC to Investigate 8 Phone Makers Over Patent Claims
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint from Creative Technology / Creative Labs that accuses eight different smartphone makers of infringing on patents.
Samsung Cleared In Nvidia Patent Case
Samsung is not infringing on patents held by Nvidia, says the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apple Files Another Grievance Against Qualcomm
Apple is taking another angle in its patent fight with Qualcomm. The iPhone maker is going after one of Qualcomm's core strategies, which is to demand a percentage of the sale price for every iPhone sold in addition to the cost of the processors, basebands, modems, and other Qualcomm chips that may be inside.
I can't wait to see the deluge of devices pouring into the stores that shouldn't be released yet, then the waves of warranty exchanges that will take place so users can get updated software.
I think Qualcomm and Broadcom should be forced to take a time out and sit in opposite corners for 1 week.