The U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) announced on Tuesday that it has voted to investigate Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) complaints of patent infringement by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). The mobile chip giant filed a complaint in July, following reports in May that Qualcomm would seek an import ban. There are six patents at the heart of the complaint, none of which are deemed to be standards-essential patents (SEPs), which would require that Qualcomm license them to other companies.
ITC to investigate Qualcomm complaint against Apple
(Telecompaper) The US International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate a complaint from Qualcomm against Apple. The chipmaker accused of infringing its patents with the iPhone and calls for an import and sales ban on the smartphones in the US.