ITC Extends Deadline For Cell Phone Chip Penalties

Law360 (April 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has extended its deadline to determine whether to ban the importation of cell phones that use Qualcomm Inc. chips found to infringe Broadcom Corp. patents.

The ITC extended the deadline by 17 days to May 25 to determine what penalties Qualcomm and third-party chip users should face. The decision could affect cell phone makers that use Qualcomm high speed EVDO and WCDMA technologies, which enable wireless broadband Internet, online entertainment and other features.

The Commission began an investigation in June 2005....
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