Court Asks ITC To Justify Qualcomm Ban
Jun 13, 2007, 5:05 PM by (staff)
A Federal Court today gave the International Trade Commission two weeks to explain its decision to ban the import of new cell phone models containing Qualcomm's 3G chips. Qualcomm has already appealed the ITC's ruling that its chips infringe on Broadcom's patent, and has asked the court to stay the ban during the appeal process. The ruling to ban import of new phone models passed the ITC by 3-2, calling the decision into doubt. Even if Qualcomm is successful getting the ban stayed, it will need to license Broadcom's technology or redesign its chips unless the Federal Court overturns the ITC's decision or the President comes to Qualcomm's defense.
Bush might actually be useful for something
Yea, Pres Bush might be used but I think Qualcomm will use the courts first as they are doing now on their appeal and the courts are upset with the ITC’s decision because it doesn’t make any sense plus it was a 3-2 in the affirmative so ...