ITC To Ban Qualcomm Phone Chips: Experts

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- International trade experts predict that the U.S. International Trade Commission will issue an order banning the importation of several cell phones containing Qualcomm chips, a decision that manufacturers say will cripple their businesses.

The ITC is expected to rule Friday on what penalties Qualcomm Inc. and third-party chip users should face for allegedly infringing Broadcom Corp. patents for next generation cellular phone chips. The decision could affect cell phone makers that use Qualcomm high speed EVDO and WCDMA technologies, which enable wireless broadband Internet, online entertainment...
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