Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

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    The Computer & Communications Industry Association, a lobbying group that represents Google, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Intel, Samsung, and other tech companies today asked the United States International Trade Commission to reject Qualcomm's request for an import ban on select iPhone and iPad models.

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    According to the CCIA, preventing Apple from importing iPhones made abroad would result in harm to consumers by enabling Qualcomm's anti-competitive behavior. CCIA President & CEO Ed Black gave the following statement on the issue:
    In its ongoing legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm in early July asked the U.S. ITC to block imports of select iPhone and iPad models that use Intel modem chips instead of Qualcomm chips.

    Qualcomm requested the partial ban as part of a patent lawsuit that claims Apple devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents related to carrier aggregation and technologies designed to allow iPhones to save battery life while charging.

    The lawsuit and import ban request were both filed in retaliation for an ongoing royalty dispute between the two companies, which saw Apple sue Qualcomm back in January for charging unfair royalties and refusing to pay quarterly rebates. Since that date, the legal fight between the two companies has continued to escalate.

    Article Link: Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight
     
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

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    good time to short qualcomm. actually should have shorted yesterday.
     
  3. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000

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    keeps getting worse for Qualcomm.

    edit: notably, Apple is not a member of this group.
     
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Qualcomm seems finished here. Better they settle it right now.
     
  5. 69Mustang macrumors 604

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    Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight

    Tech OEM's circling the wagons. If Qualcomm can ban Apple devices who's to say they can't ban they other guys' devices in some future legal dispute.
     
  6. Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    Thanks for pointing that out-- I'd misread it and didn't see the meaning of the article...
     
  7. elvisimprsntr macrumors 6502

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    "Tech Group Representing Samsung, Google, Microsoft and More Supports Apple in Qualcomm Fight"

    I think that's everybody.
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Lol love that movie.

    Sh*zznet is about to get REAL for Qualcomm very fast! Moreover any settlement is going to be a LOT less than it was yesterday and even half what they expected after today!

    They need a kick in the nads
     
  10. anton_usa macrumors newbie

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    Unpopular opinion: I support Qualcomm in this fight.
     
  11. hotgril Suspended

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    Samsung and Apple on the same side. Take a picture because you won't see it again.
     
  12. elektrobug macrumors member

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    “.....availability of iPhones and other smartphones at better prices...”

    Apple from all firms, sticks to a price point like no other. “Better prices” will happen when hell freezes over. I think they meant to say better margins. LOL :)
     
  13. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    And people thought iPhones would be banned......yeah right.
     
  14. kdarling macrumors P6

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    Not to mention seeing fan support for the CCIA, who similarly came out in favor of Samsung against Apple last year in the Supreme Court design patent award case (which Samsung ended up winning).

    Tech Giants Back Samsung in Supreme Court Apple Patent Fight
    http://fortune.com/2016/01/18/samsung-apple-amicus/
     
  15. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    I see a concerted effort to bring QC down and give their IP to china and perhaps steal some IP in some settlement case.
     
  16. ColdShadow macrumors 65816

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    It's time to finish this Qualcomm pest company once and for all.
     
  17. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know man. Both Samsung and Apple might actually agree that Samsung copies Apple relentlessly. I don't think Samsung feels any shame in that
     
  18. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    There are talks of Samsung helping Apple make its A chips in the future though
     
  19. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    As mentioned by 69Mustang, in this particular case, they have a common interest.
     
  20. djcerla macrumors 68000

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    And like no other the residual value of their used gadgets is sky-high.

    The iPhone is by far the cheapest high-end phone on the market when TCO is considered.
     
  21. Kabeyun macrumors 68020

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    Except that Samsung is an ongoing Apple supply partner.
     
  22. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

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    No one with 2 IQ points thought this
     
  23. ShellBell macrumors newbie

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    Out of curiosity, why? Not trying to start anything , I'm just interested in hearing the arguments in favour of Qualcomm since generally all you hear is people on Apple's side and/or mindless yelling.
     
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    Why? They seem to be doing things they ought not too. Please explain
     
  25. killawat macrumors 65816

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    An unholy alliance forged in the fires of hate.
     

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