Circuit Stops Ban On Phones With Qualcomm Chips

Law360, New York (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. appellate court has stayed the importation ban of mobile phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips pending the appeal of a patent infringement ruling against the chip maker.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that phone manufacturers may import handsets containing Qualcomm power-saving chips that allegedly infringe on a Broadcom Corp. patent. However, the Circuit denied Qualcomm's request to stay the U.S. International Trade Commission's limited exclusion order which also banned the chips separately from the...
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