* Posts by tooltalk

6 posts • joined 22 Dec 2018

Siri, how do you wipe that smug smile from Qualcomm's face? Apple wins patent skirmish with chip nemesis

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?? Well, the MAD principle doesn't apply here since Apple has nothing to hit back -- ie, Qualcomm is not in the consumer business. . Also, the legal cost is really negligible compared to what's at stake here.

Qualcomm: Please don't hate us just 'cause we're so freaking excellent

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Re: Judge Lucy Koh....

knows her stuff? I'm inclined to believe that there must be a reason why Apple's allies in the FTC initiated the lawsuit at the last minute of the Obama administration, when two of the five panel members were no longer there, and chose Apple's hometown court as their main venue. Judge Koh demonstrated nothing but bias and favoritism in previous cases.

US trade watchdog, mobe makers queue to smack Qualcomm as antitrust trilogy opens

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Re: Patently ridiculous?

Qualcomm's practice of collecting royalties from end-product makers at system level vs. component makers is norm in the wireless industry and has been for decades. The component makers like Mediatek in turn are not required to license them and use / manufacture / sell chips to end-product makers. This presumably allows new entrant to enter market freely and, therefore, increases market competition.

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Re: Patently ridiculous?

Well, chip makers like Mediatek are not required to license Qualcomm's patents to make chips. Qualcomm like all other wirelss patent holders collectsr oyalties from the end-device makers as a common industry practice.

Apple yanks iPhones from sale in Germany – and maybe China, too – amid Qualcomm spat

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Re: What I don't get is...

why? Why do you think Apple went after Samsung, not Google?

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Re: What I don't get is...

why do you think Apple went after Samsung, not Google? that's because Apple can. Samsung is an easier foreign target than its American neighbor. Qualcomm likewise can sue whoever uses the infringed product.

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