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Appeals Court Tosses ITC Ban on Qualcomm Chips

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Oct 15, 2008, 7:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a ban against Qualcomm that prevented it from importing certain cell phone chips that infringed upon Broadcom patents. The ban was negated because the Appeals court decided that the International Trade Commission, which issued the ban, didn't have the authority to make a decision that impacted third parties (such as phone manufacturers and network operators) not involved in the dispute between Qualcomm and Broadcom. It has sent the case back to the ITC for further review.

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Tmo Slave

Oct 15, 2008, 2:23 PM

The G1

I wonder how this is going to effect the G1. I have heard that the US version is gimped by this ban but the Europe version is not. I wonder if you will be able to unlock the chip or they will issue updated phones.
This dispute between Broadcom and Qualcomm has been going on for over a year and it hasn't effected any 3G handsets. I really don't see how this has effected 3G anything really.

Oct 15, 2008, 11:14 AM

make your own!

instead of suing others for money, y dont they just make their 3G chips! wait, it much easier to sue then make your own 3g chips!
This battle between Broadcom and Qualcomm has been going on now for over a year, and yet new 3G handsets continue to come out from every handset manufacturer. So this isn't effecting us at all. The 3G handsets keep on coming!!!

Oct 15, 2008, 7:45 AM

Just Great!

While I am no fan of either of these companies, this is good, atleast for the consumer. And now new headsets can come.
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