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.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
ITC Agrees to Review Qualcomm's Complaints Against Apple
The International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Qualcomm that Apple is infringing on its patents. Specifically, Qualcomm says the processor and baseband in the iPhone 7 are violating its patented technology.
Qualcomm Seeks to Ban Intel-Powered iPhones in U.S.
Qualcomm this week launched a major new patent dispute with Apple. Qualcomm is filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking to block the importation of iPhones that infringe on six Qualcomm patents loosely related to power efficiency.
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.
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.