President Bush Not Interested In Getting Involved In Qualcomm/Broadcom Patent Fight

from the leave-me-out-of-this dept

Back in June, Broadcom used a bit of a loophole to get Qualcomm in trouble over patents. Rather than just going the traditional court route, Broadcom had the International Trade Commission simply decide that Qualcomm infringed on Broadcom patents, and bar the import of certain next generation Qualcomm chips. While Qualcomm will still appeal the decision in court, it also appealed directly to President Bush. It would appear the President has more important things to do with his time than get involved in a pointless patent battle, as he's decided to allow the ban to stand. Once again, expect many more companies to start going to the International Trade Commission as a way of getting around court rulings that have been a lot less kind to bogus patents lately. In the meantime, Qualcomm claims it has a workaround to avoid infringing on the patent, but somehow we expect Broadcom won't be satisfied.

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    Jamie, 7 Aug 2007 @ 12:04pm

    Re: The Bush ...

    Sorry Killer_Tofu, git too disagree with you here.

    While I may not agree with many things that our President does, I do think he did the right thing here by not getting involved. This is just not something he should be dealing with.

    By the way, the fact that I don't think the President should get involved, does not mean I think the ban should be upheld. I just think that this is an area where the courts should handle the problem. Not the President.

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