ITC Bans Importation Of Phones With Qualcomm Chips

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A conflicted federal trade agency on Thursday banned the importation of mobile phones, personal digital assistants and other handheld devices which contain Qualcomm Inc. chips into the U.S, but limited the ban to new models which had not previously been introduced for sale in the country.

In a 4-2 decision that was delayed for several weeks, the U.S. International Trade Commission barred the importation of devices that contain Qualcomm chips which were deemed by the agency to infringe a Broadcom Corp. patent for next generation cell...
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