Qualcomm Hits back at Lobbying Group in iPhone Import Battle

Qualcomm Hits back at Lobbying Group in iPhone Import Battle


Qualcomm has hit back at claims by a lobbying group that a requested ban on iPhone imports would hurt consumers, by accusing the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) of “misdirecting regulators”. The CCIA?filed comments urging the International Trade Commission (ITC) to reject Qualcomm’s request to ban imports of iPhones over Apple’s alleged unauthorised use of six Qualcomm patents. The group warned that a ban would “drive up prices on consumer devices” and risk the “principle of open competition”. However Qualcomm hit back at the CCIA, which represents companies including Samsung and Google, in a filing with the ITC on July 25. It claimed the group had ignored “the statutory public interest factors as well as the purpose of patent laws to protect against infringement”.


Source: WIPR

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